Facebook to add ‘Hate’ button

Facebook to add ‘Hate’ button

People on Facebook generally hit the like button whenever they come across something of their interest, but what about posts and updates that turn them off? What actually they do in such cases?

Many a time, people simply ignore when they do not like something on Facebook. But what if you find a hate button next to the like button? Interesting.

According to a report from TechCrunch, a technology website, Facebook is considering a “Hate” button. It said, “According to Facebook’s S-1 filing, users are now generating 2.7 billion Likes and Comments per day. With the Hate button, Facebook expects to at least double that.”

TechCrunch quotes their sources at Facebook saying that Mark Zuckerberg is estimating 2 billion Hates on the first day.

The new move is being planned because Facebook studies have shown the sad fact that people hate things more on the Internet than they like.

However, there is some internal debate on whether the new button be called “Hate” or “Dislike.”

Other buttons under consideration are the “Meh”, “Love” and “Who Cares,” says the report.

As this story was posted on TechCrunch on April 1 and IBNLive couldn’t independently verify the authenticity, there is a likelihood that it can very well be a April Fool’s Day hoax. But the ‘dislike’ button is one of the most requested for Facebook features.