Facebook Considers the ‘Sympathize’ Button for Your Whiny Friends That Need Support

Facebook Considers the ‘Sympathize’ Button for Your Whiny Friends That Need Support

Habitual complainers rejoice, Facebook may soon implement a "sympathize" button so that other users can send their virtual condolences. If you're like me, you probably loathe the idea of encouraging self-pity posts, and while a sympathize button will certainly lead to more of those, there are other scenarios where it makes sense to have such a feature.

Posting about the passing of a friend or family member comes immediately to mind, or being laid off from work, breaking up with a significant other, getting injured just before the championship game, and so forth. These are all situations in which a sympathize button would be more appropriate than mashing "Like."

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According to The Huffington Post, a Facebook engineer made a sympathize button during a Facebook hackathon event not long ago. As implemented, it would replace the Like button when a user selects a negative emotion such as sad or depressed.

This doesn't guarantee that it will end up a Facebook feature, but for what it's worth, Facebook users who've had a chance to test it say they like having a sympathize button.

Now, if only Facebook would add a Dislike button, especially since Bitstrips are all the rage these days, we'd be all set.
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Need a "Dislike" also if "Sympathize" is actually added.

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I love the posts like" My grandpa just died." -3 friends like this....

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Yes, I know a lot whiny people. Lol

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It would be nice actually to have this button, i have had a couple of times where im like idk if i should like this or not, don't want people getting the wrong ideas...

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