Facebook finally tests Dislike button with Reactions on Messenger

As Reactions turned one last month, Facebook is now testing Reactions on Messenger along with the long awaited Dislike Reaction

Mohammad Kanchwala
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Facebook finally tests Dislike button with Reactions on Messenger

Considering people may have mixed feelings when having a conversation, Facebook is planning to extend their Reactions to Messenger, wherein users can ‘react’ to a single message if they wish to do so! (Do we delete emojis now?)

Reactions just turned a year old, and Facebook is rewarding the successful feature with incorporation into its Instant Messaging prodigy, Messenger. Reactions on Messenger are currently being tested with a few users as reported yesterday.


The only visible difference between the Reactions on Facebook and the ones being tested on Messenger, is the long requested ‘Dislike’ button which Facebook deemed too negative to be built.

The other Reactions accompanying the ‘Dislike’ button are ‘lovestruck (hearts for eyes), haha, wow, sad, angry, and like, all available on Facebook’s core platform.

“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,” it was confirmed by Facebook, to TechCrunch.


Users can also view the number of Reactions in a given chat thread much like on Facebook. It has more applications when used in Group chat or when you are simply trying to save time by saying the bare minimum, which was the case with emojis, true, but Facebook trims the fat with six reactions that allow more specification, of feelings and the message that evoked that particular feeling.

Reactions have been a huge hit on Facebook, and it was only a matter of time before the company expanded their plans with the feature. Messenger appears to be their platform of choice since Instagram is pretty much perfect and as minimal as preferred by its users with the one manner of expression, ‘heart’.

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