Ann Pride says Facebook is considering making a big change. Developers are experimenting with a “sympathize” button, so your friends can show their support without having to “like” something, according to a new report.
The Huffington Post reports developers liked the idea of the “sympathize” button when an engineer introduced it at a recent Facebook hackathon.
Many users were hoping Facebook would add a “dislike” button.
But the social media site has reportedly chosen to go with sympathy instead of negativity.
Developers say they idea would be to give users the option of choosing how they’re feeling from a drop down list of emotions.
If you select a negative emotion like “depressed,” then the “like” button would automatically be changed to “sympathize.”
But don’t start looking for the button just yet. While the idea is being well-received, there’s no word on when it will make its way to the site.