New Facebook feature will change the way you make comments

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Facebook is testing a new feature which could result in one of the biggest changes to the social network in its history.

According to images posted on Twitter, Facebook is testing a “downvote” button, which appears in the comments section next to the Like and Reply buttons.

Since the images surface, scores of users have taken to the micro-blogging platform to confirm they also see the option to downvote appearing in their feeds.

The new feature looks a lot like the similar option on Reddit.

In fact, it looks so similar that it even caught the attention of Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian Sr. who tweeted: “Sincerest form of flattery! Wish I’d trademarked it and ‘upvote’ when I came up with it.”

A dislike button or downvote has long been a rumoured new feature for Facebook. Until now, the social network has stuck with the more positive thumbs up like.

But it now appears Facebook is seriously considering introducing a new way for users to provide feedback on comments.

A spokesperson for Facebook confirmed to The Verge that the new feature is being tested but that it is not a dislike button.

“We are not testing a dislike button,” Facebook said.

“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 US only.”

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