While Facebook users have been demanding for a 'dislike' button for quite some time now, the social media giant has made it evident that the addition is the furthest thing from its mind. Instead, Mark Zuckerberg’s brain child appears to have been letting its creative energies flow, with a redesigned 'like' and 'share' button.
Facebook proudly announced on its blog that considering the 'like' and 'share' buttons are “important drivers of Facebook referral traffic,” the brand has redesigned the icons so that more people can like and share content over the internet.
“We're already seeing a favorable increase in likes and shares with the new design and will be rolling these buttons out to everyone in the coming weeks. If you are currently using the old Like button, you'll be automatically upgraded to the new design as part of our roll out,” the California-based company said.
However, the redesigned icons might appear odd to users of the popular social networking site. Facebook has surprisingly gotten rid of the signature thumbs up icon and replaced it with a simple yet effective “f Like.” It has also decided to darken the blue background.
The social networking giant has also placed the 'like' and 'share' buttons adjacent to each other. “We've also made it easy for you to include the Like and Share buttons side by side and the Share button by itself,” Facebook said in a post.
While Facebook is redesigning the icons and making the interface more attractive for its users, its rival Twitter is gearing up to take the company public. The brand has priced its IPO at $26 per share and the trading begins on Thursday. Through this, the micro blogging website expects to raise over $2 billion.