Finally, the button everyone has been waiting for is here, the DISLIKE button! A lot of people have been bugging facebook to add this button to Facebook’s list of reactions. Unfortunately it’s not where you’d expect.
So how does one reply to a certain message in a rapid-fire chat thread? Facebook wants you to attach emoji’s to your friends’ messages, just like how you do with News Feed posts. It adds a counter to every ‘reaction’ you place on the messages.
According to TechCrunch one of their readers ent them a tip that Facebook Messenger has been showing some users a Reactions option in their messages. When a user hovers over messages friends that were sent in a chat thread, you can tap the emoji button to pick from attaching a thumbs up like, thumbs down dislike, or a heart eyes, lol, wow, sad, or angry emoji. Everyone who is in the thread will then be able to see that Reaction counted below the message you just attached it to, and you will be able to tap to see a full list for who left which Reaction.
Facebook then confirmed this new feature to TechCrunch and told them that “We’re always testing ways to make Messenger more fun and engaging. This is a small test where we enable people to share an emoji that best represents their feelings on a message.” This means that not everyone has access to it now, just like when the Facebook Reactions just started. But if people enjoy this feature, we can expect that we will see messenger Reactions in our threads real soon.
Obviously The use of the dislike button on Messenger Reactions differs from the ones everyone has been requesting for on their News Feed. Though everyone knows that is Facebook’s most requested feature, the company didn’t want to add too much negativity into the feed, so they never considered adding one. They built reactions so people will be able to share more emotions quickly.
This new feature on messenger can actually be very useful, especially for group chats who need a consensus on a certain decision. The like and dislike button could serve as a yes or no vote for different voting occassions.
This is a great step for Facebook, and the more they will be able to improve Messenger, the better chances it will have competing with Snapchat, Line, and Google’s messaging apps.Article Source: