Facebook confirmed the eagle-eyed spot, telling the publication: "We're always testing ways to make Messenger more fun and engaging".
Now, if you are one of Facebook's chosen few to give the new Dislike reaction a test drive, here's what you need to look for to find out if you're in the first round of people testing the feature.
Some Messenger users may have to wait longer to interact with Facebook's new Reaction buttons given that they are now in the testing phase.
According to the screenshots shared by the website, users will get options to choose reactions such as Heart-eyes, Lol, Wow, Sad, Angry, Like and thumbs-down Dislike.
Facebook has long resisted clamor for a "dislike" button on the grounds that it would make the News Feed unduly negative. Facebook has added a reaction counter that lets people view full list of reactions put out by users in a group on Messenger.
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Facebook may soon add a "Dislike" button, but it's not where you'd expect.
The long awaited button has been rolled out to a select number of users as part of a new trial, though not on its most popular platform which boasts almost 2 billion users.
Dislike button as part of messages reactions. While many users would like to say "not like", Mark Zuckerberg defended himself to the last.
Now it seems the social network is taking a big step in possibly giving users something similar to the dislike button they've been asking for. Previously the reactions have only been available as an option within the Facebook news feed as a way to interact with posts. (FB) is reportedly trying out a new feature with some users. As per a new TechCrunch report, Facebook is testing out its highly requested feature, although it may not be where you expect it. Since many have wondered how long it would take the social giant to catch on and use the feature everywhere.
The options include both a thumbs-up and thumbs-down icon, as well as symbols for love, laughter, shock, sadness and anger. Just like any other test feature, if Facebook will feel that people are liking this feature, it'll be rolled out universally.