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Facebook ‘dislike’ button is finally here (but only in Messenger)

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Facebook is adding a dislike button to its Messenger app.

Facebook has updated its Messenger app with a new set of stickers that include a “dislike” button, All Facebook reports, a feature that some users would actually like to use on the social site.

However, the “dislike” option is only available on the desktop and mobile versions of Facebook Messenger. In order to access the new sticker pack, which also includes several new finger “likes,” as seen in image above, users will have to download it from the Sticker Store inside the Messenger app.

While a “like” sticker was already available on Facebook Messenger, the new set of finger stickers was added only now, after having been created during a hackaton that took place this fall. The Like button is “the quickest way for people to share content with their friends,” as Facebook says on its developers page, but it’s also a way for Facebook to learn what users like and serve relevant ads based on it. Similarly, Google has a “+1” feature in its Google+ social network that allows users to “like” and share content.

While an actual Facebook Dislike button may not come in the near future, a mid-July ABC News story revealed that Facebook is really interested in knowing what users don’t like about Facebook posts, statuses, images and even ads they see when using the service.

After all, Facebook still collects the data you type when inside the social network, even if you don’t actually send the message or publish the status update.