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Facebook is currently testing out a feature that a lot of people have been asking for, but it is not quite the same.
In the last two days, a small group of Facebook users noticed a new 'downvote' button on the comment section in public posts.
According to Facebook, they are trying to find new ways for people to signal the platform when there is an inappropriate comment, as reported by The Verge
Once you tap the downvote button, the comment will be hidden from you and you will be given the option to select whether the comment is 'offensive', 'misleading' or 'off topic'.
Although Facebook already enables you to hide comments, you can only see it when you click on the drop-down arrow on the comment.
However, this should not be mistaken as an option to 'dislike'. The potential new feature seems to be in line with Facebook's new changes to its News Feed this year to prioritise posts that are shared by friends and family more than posts from brands and businesses.
Right now, this test is only available to a certain number of Facebook users in the United States. So we'll just have to wait and see until it is officially rolled out to the rest of the millions of users.
What are your thoughts about having a 'downvote' button for the comments?