One of our biggest聽social media wishes has聽finally been granted! In a live townhall Q&A session streamed on聽Facebook Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg revealed news about something everyone has been wanting since the dawn of Facebook, a 鈥淒islike鈥 button. Spoiler alert: It鈥檚 *finally* coming!

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You are definitely not daydreaming and read that right, a 鈥淒islike鈥 button is coming to News Feeds for you to share feelings other than a like on posts and comments you don鈥檛 necessarily agree with. There鈥檚 only so many times you can handle what鈥檚 on your opinionated Aunt鈥檚 mind, right?!

In the Q&A session (watch it here) the聽soon-to-be father CEO聽revealed the tech co is indeed working on a thumbs down button. 鈥淚 think people have asked about the 鈥淒islike鈥 button for many years. Today is a special day because today is the day I can say we鈥檙e working on it and shipping it.鈥

While the alternative聽鈥淟ike鈥 button has been requested for a long time, the company clearly has聽been opposed to it in the past. In the townhall session, Mark revealed聽the reason behind the delayed 鈥淒islike鈥 button debut was that Facebook wanted to make sure it聽had a proper meaning and purpose versus being a聽source of negativity, or so that it couldn鈥檛 create an upvoting/downvoting Reddit-like system because 鈥渢hat isn鈥檛 what we鈥檙e [Facebook] here to build in the world.鈥澛燤ark聽shared Facebook found its reason: 鈥溾o express empathy. Not every moment is a good moment,鈥 and that鈥檚 why the 鈥淒islike鈥 button is finally being built.

The announcement of a 鈥淒islike鈥 button actually being a reality is big enough breaking news, so of course that鈥檚 all we got from the CEO today. We鈥檒l be keeping our聽eyes and ears open for an official date on when the button will be making its way to the social media outlet 鈥 and you鈥檒l be the first to know. Regardless, it鈥檚 definitely coming and now we want a 鈥淟ove鈥 button for that.

Are you excited about the promise of a dislike button on Facebook? Let us know in the comments.