How To Add A Dislike Button To Facebook Posts In Google Chrome

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Facebook has acknowledged time and time again that it will never add a Dislike button to the site. Yet many users have been begging the web giant to release one as sometimes, one needs to show one’s dissatisfaction towards certain posts. It doesn’t seem likely to happen anytime soon (if ever), so today, we browsed the web for a third-party solution, and came across a Chrome extension called Dislike on Facebook. Available for free on the Chrome Web Store, the extension simply adds a Dislike option next to the Like button below each Facebook post. Details after the jump.

Back in December, Facebook introduced the Dislike button in the form of a sticker for its messenger app. But since stickers are only usable in messages you privately send through Facebook Messenger, this doesn’t really fulfill users’ need to troll their friends on Facebook. Dislike on Facebook aims to solve this ‘problem’.

Setting it up on your browser is pretty easy. Launch Chrome and simply download the extension to your browser from the link provided at the end of the post. You don’t need to play around with any complex settings, nor grant any API permissions. Once it is installed, simply refresh the tab you have Facebook open in, and the Dislike button will instantly appear below every post.

Dislike On Facebook

The only problem with Dislike on Facebook is that it’s only useful for those who use Google Chrome and have the extension installed, that is, your Dislikes will only be visible to yourself and other Dislike on Facebook users. You could invite all your friends to install the extension, but there’s no way of telling if the author of a certain post has it installed. Nonetheless, it beats not having the option at all.

This could prove to be quite a handy option for Facebook pages as well, if the page admin can get enough fans to install the extension, that is.

Dislike Button

Dislike on Facebook is available for free on the Chrome Web Store. Download it to your browser from the link provided below.

Install Dislike on Facebook from Chrome Web Store

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  • As I was reading the article, I was looking and waiting for this…

    “The only problem with Dislike on Facebook is that it’s only useful for those who use Google Chrome and have the extension installed, that is, your Dislikes will only be visible to yourself and other Dislike on Facebook users.”

    …after which I stopped reading. The dislike isn’t really useful if everyone can’t see it. And I would argue that it’s never useful, no matter what.

    There are some very good reasons why Facebook doesn’t want to add a “dislike” button. The owner of any website that has not only “thumbs up” buttons, but also “thumbs down” ones, will tell you that when any given commenter gets even only a few “thumbs downs,” s/he gets upset and stops posting. “Thumbs down” or “dislike’ buttons are just too “in your face” for many commenters, and so websites that want lots of commenter participation have to be really careful about allowing others to chastise them too much with such as a “thumbs down” or “dislike” button.

    Such buttons also make it entirely too easy for one to express one’s unhappiness with a posting; and makes it so that people will just say that they dislike something without explaining why. Stop and think about it: if someone says they like something, they don’t really have to explain why; it’s usually fairly obvious. But if someone dislikes something, the person whose words are publicly disliked deserves to know why. When there are “dislike” and “thumbs down” buttons, people don’t bother explaining why and just press them, instead; thereby making the person whose words were disliked feel chastised, even ostracized. And that chases away commenters in droves.

    Facebook’s stock-in-trade is those comments. They are the very currency of Facebook participation; and Facebook doesn’t dare chase away members by allowing other members to too easily make them feel bad. If a person wants to express unhappiness with a posting, then s/he needs to have the courage to put into words precisely why. That’s only fair. “Dislike” and “thumbs down” buttons allow people to take irresponsible “drive by” swipes at others’ words without any accountability.

    WAQAS AHMED WROTE: …this doesn’t really fulfill users’ need to troll their friends on Facebook.

    MY RESPONSE: Assuming “troll” means the same thing for you as it does for the rest of the Internet world, why would anyone want to do that, in any case? There’s a fundamental lack of kindness among young people — especially on the Internet — that I don’t remember among young people of my youth. I’m not saying that there weren’t jerks back then, but there wasn’t the pervasive attitude of screwing with people that there seems to be today. Lookup the word “schadenfreuda,” and then please avoid engaging in it, in life.

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    Gregg L. DesElms
    Napa, California USA
    gregg at greggdeselms dot com

    Veritas nihil veretur nisi abscondi.
    Veritas nimium altercando amittitur.

    • Chaz

      Well said. I agree wholeheartedly.
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      • sam

        Facebook could ask us while we posting the status , You need a Dislike option for this or not . If the option is available we can calculate the popularity of posts and contests. If the don’t want to add dislike , No one can bother about that . It’s my opinion .

  • Red Web

    Terrible article.

    This chrome extension has recently been sold to a spammer, and since it’s latest update it injects advertising on to webpages. It has been reported to Google for containing Malware.

  • rtemis

    I dislike this article