Facebook are trialling a Reddit style up / down voting system

over 3 years ago from , Designer

I first noticed it this afternoon while on the train on my way home from work. As far as I could tell from a quick Google search, they were trialling this in Australia and New Zealand with a few people already. I'm an Australian living in the UK for the last 5 years, so I'm not sure if they are expanding it out beyond the nest yet, or targeting me as an Australian?

Here's a link to what I screenshot: https://imgur.com/a/SJY6c6b

My personal feelings are that this is a terrible idea, and will lead to a lot of brigading and bullying. I'm really interested in hearing what DN think about this potential feature being released.

EDIT: Funnily enough, the upvote colour is blue, and the downvote colour is orange. The exact opposite of Reddit.


  • James GreigJames Greig, over 3 years ago


    4 points
  • Ryan Hicks, over 3 years ago

    I saw it a couple days ago and I'm in Denver, CO, USA. I think it looks pretty bad and competes with the like button.

    I'm also on their beta app account for android. So not sure if that matters for my desktop experience in possibly be flagged to test new features.

    3 points
  • Cody Reeves, over 3 years ago

    I was at the Facebook developer conference this year when they announced this feature. One of the devs I talked to mentioned that they were going to be testing this new feature over the next few months before rolling it fully out across the platform. He also mentioned this feature would hopefully help/train fb to improve identifying negative comments/post, which I thought was pretty interesting.

    2 points
    • Thomas WilhelmThomas Wilhelm, over 3 years ago

      Considering all the false positives that already exist and the troll-like nature of what feels like 90% of all the people on the internet I don't think this will help fb... at all.

      3 points
  • Account deleted over 3 years ago

    they are trying to implement all possible feature they can think of or something. It's becoming really stupid.

    1 point