According to Facebook, when the downvote button is hit, a user has the option to report the comment as "offensive", "misleading" or "off topic".
Facebook started testing a new feature that's "downvote" on comments of users, in order to make feedback easier.
Only a small group of users in the United States are testing it and if successful, the feature may be rolled out to all Facebook users. The "downvote" button could potentially allow for offensive content to be moved to the bottom of the comment thread.
Facebook has debated creating a "dislike" button for years - as opposed to its famous "like" button -but has resisted on the basis that doing so would cause an uproar.
Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) is testing out a new downvote button. In currents tests, downvoting only appears on public Pages, and it's something that's unlikely to spread to profiles.
It seems this could be a way of Facebook enlisting the help of its users in the campaign to remove misinformation on the site and instill more trust in its content.
Ever the innovator, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appears to have found a way to transfer all the bickering in your feed into something much more orderly.
Facebook said that there will be no visible count of downvotes on comments.
The downvote button does not affect how it's displayed on Facebook.
Instead, the Menlo Park, California-based company offers the reaction options allowing users to respond to the posts with different emotions such as love, wow, haha, angry or sad emoji.
If your comment receives a down-vote, you will not be told but the information will be sent to Facebook.
However, people are already questioning whether adding a downvote button is a good idea.