Will Facebook Downvote Button Affect Post Reach? | 2018 Update

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Is Facebook finally launching a "Dislike" button??

Will Facebook Downvote Button Affect Post Reach? | 2018 Update:

There's a lot of Facebook buzz this week after the social media company confirmed that they are testing a new Reddit like “downvote” button. In the wake of the new algorithm changes publishers and general users are dying to know will Facebook downvote button affect post reach?.

While many users assumed that this new "down-vote" button is the long awaited "dislike" button, a spokesperson for Facebook responded to the rumors this week, saying:

`“We are not testing a dislike button. We are exploring a feature for people to give us feedback about comments on public page posts. This is running for a small set of people in the U.S. only.”

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But, Will The Downvote Button Affect Post Reach?

The new button appeared for the test users in the comment section of posts within Facebook groups and on old Facebook memories content.

The feature seems to provide the ability to downrank certain comments. Facebook has never tested anything similar to a “dislike” button and it theoretically could deprioritize offensive content to the bottom or or push relevant comments up in a feed.


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