Report: Facebook experimented with ‘sympathize’ button
For years Facebook users have asked for an alternative way to quickly respond to a post when ‘liking’ would be insensitive or awkward.
According to a report by the Huffington Post, the social media giant has been experimenting with a potential solution.
During a Facebook hackathon – a chance for staffers to brainstorm new ideas — an engineer developed a ‘sympathize’ button.
Instead of “5 people ‘like’ this,” a Facebook posts might say “5 people sympathize with this.”
The idea was apparently well received internally, but there are no plans to make available on the site just yet.