There’s a small feature added that will make another big change to the way people use Facebook: the ability to “Like” comments.
Much like you can currently “Like” status updates, wall posts and other items in the News Feed, Facebook has started rolling out a “Like” button for comments. The feature is not yet live for everyone.
The functionality is much the same as traditional “Likes.” In a blog post, Facebook () writes that, “when you click ‘Like’ on a comment the commenter will receive a notification. Other people who can see the comment based on its privacy setting also will be able to see who has liked the comment.”
Already the web’s number one time sink, expect this feature to add a few more minutes per day to our collective use of Facebook.
The Concept 😉
Whether it’s a witty remark, a great point in a discussion or a helpful answer to someone’s question, clicking the “Like” button within comments now makes it simple to show your appreciation for all types of content on Facebook. Similar to liking other content, when you click “Like” on a comment the commenter will receive a notification. Other people who can see the comment based on its privacy setting also will be able to see who has liked the comment.
What I Say?
I think it’s pretty obvious that a dislike feature would be extremely negative, counter productive and could lead to much demoralisation. If you don’t dislike something strongly enough to comment on it, and simply want to display your disapproval having no solid reason (else you would simply comment) then that’s your problem.
Personally I think the “comment” liking feature has been a long-awaited feature which I will certainly enjoy using!