How To Get The Facebook Thumbs Down Dislike Button, Because Finally

Toni Houston
March 7, 2017

The newest update from Facebook is that the developers are planning to add a Dislike reaction to the Facebook Messenger app real soon allowing people to emote more naturally rather than being stuck with the existing reactions.

According to a report in TechCrunch, Facebook was testing out a "thumbs down" reaction in addition to the already available reactions.

As per a tip from tech blogger Hoan Do, Facebook appears to be testing various Reactions within its popular Messenger app. Facebook Messenger is also testing a thumbs-down Dislike option.

After years of requests, it appears Facebook has finally caved and is testing a "Dislike" button, however, it's not where you might expect. The user can also see his/her reaction and a total count of how many reactions that message has got.


From the beginning of the launch of Facebook everyone has waited for the option of DISLIKE button. The Reactions tab is available for every message shared on personal chats as well as group chats. But in Messenger, where users plan and coordinate about events and other things, introducing a thumbs-down button may be of some help. He had said that they did not wish to turn the community on Facebook into one, where people could like or dislike or particular announcement.

The love reaction accounted for more than half of the reactions people used on Facebook in their first year (not including the standard like reaction).

Reactions were launched nearly a year ago and gained popularity instantly. The company says that it will expand the feature to all users and presumably to all platforms, like iOS, only if the feature is met with a positive response (or reaction). Times have changed and the app now wants to give users what they want through the reactions options. The current "Reactions" are the Like (thumbs up), Love (heart eyes), Lol (Laughing face), Wow (wide mouth), Sad (curved-down lips), and Angry (red-faced emoji).

Christmas 2016 had the highest number of reactions used on posts in a single day, a Facebook representative told New York Magazine. Apple's iMessage and Slack have been offering the same for a while.

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