Facebook is looking forward to get the dislike button or a sad emotion button on the platform soon. They have shunned the idea in the past to prevent negativity on the platform but now they are considering it again.
In a live Question & Answer session streamed live, the Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zukerberg has announced that they are working on a dislike button which will help users express emotions beyond the thumbs UP button.
There are many events when users put a sad news as their status on facebook like demise of a family member or a break up where people like it to show the support to grief struck member. The Like it gesture in lot of cases is not appropriate and may not express the correct opinion.
“It’s important to give people more options than just ‘like’” to help express empathy and sympathy. Not every moment is a good moment.”
Mark Zukerberg also pointed that they may actually not call it a dislike button, due to the fact that the dislike button allow people to down vote the content shared by other users. It will something different which will help users to express emotions where the like button does not feel right.
The down vote mechanism on popular social websites like reddit have created as many issues with people trolling and disliking something just for the sake of it. Probably Mark don’t want that to happen to Facebook.
Zukerberg also said that “I don’t think there needs to be a voting mechanism on Facebook whether posts are good or bad,” he said, according to Marketing Land. “I don’t think that’s socially very valuable or good for the community.”
In all likely hood we will see a sad button which can be used to show the expression of grief and have empathy with people but dislike button in it’s true form will not be part of Facebook. Mark however did not shared any timeline when we the new feature will come.
Facebook 360 Degree Videos Virtual Reality APP
Facebook is also looking forward to have a 360 degree videos via stand alone App. The new Facebook App will give people the taste of virtual reality. The cameras used to capture the videos are arranged in the circular fashion to capture a 360 degree video.
On a background note readers may be aware that Facebook bought the Virtual reality company VR Oculus for a massive sum of 2 billion dollars and Facebook is banking on the virtual reality as the next wave of growth for the company.
The 360 degree video app showcasing videos which will actually have more immersive effect when watched on a VR gear is a way for majority of users to taste the Virtual reality and then probably can be sold the next generation of visual devices.
VR is something lot of companies are focusing on like Samsung , HTC , Apple even the graphics card companies like AMD and Nvidia are taking a keen interest in the the development of virtual reality.