Facebook is apparently testing a new feature within Messenger, a react feature just like the one the company rolled out last year. However this time they’ll be unleashing the thumbs down option onto folk.
Last year Facebook made it possible to do more than just “like” posts on Facebook. Now you can “react” by choosing a number of different faces from “wow” to “angry” to show just how impressed (or unimpressed) you are by the post. However, at the time Facebook said that they won’t be enabling a “dislike” button because it’s simply too negative.
However, Facebook clearly doesn’t mind you being negative to people via Messenger conversations and looks to be introducing this particular reaction within Messenger. According to TechCrunch the company is currently testing this new feature that would allow users to add these reactions to individual conversation strings.
Of course, when asked about the feature, Facebook responded with a vague:
“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.”
So while Facebook has no plans to introduce this feature officially, it’s good to see that they’re testing new ways to interact with messenger.