How often have you seen a Facebook status and thought – I wish I could dislike that? Well perhaps you haven’t, but it seems the popular social media site will be giving you the opportunity to dislike a status by launching a dislike button.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg revealed the long-awaited button was on its way in a conference with CNBC at his business headquarters. Business Insider reports that Mark said: “People have asked about the ‘dislike’ button for many years, and probably hundreds of people have asked about this, and today is a special day because today is the day that I actually get to say we are working on it, and are very close to shipping a test of it.”

Facebook has been about sharing and positive enforcement since its inception. But it’s no secret that over-sharing is a real contention for a lot of its users, and it might be nice to be able to a least jokingly put those humble braggers in their place once in a while. Though, as Mark suggests, the button is also a great tool for showing sympathy when someone posts about something bad happening. “What [users] really want is the ability to express empathy. Not every moment is a good moment,” he says.

No news yet as to when this new tool will be rolled out, but here’s what the Twitterrati’s had to say about it:

Simon T                                                                                                                                                               Just what the world needs more negativity and pressing into people’s self esteem

Sagar Zole                                                                                                                                                           Facebook making Button …Ab lagne wali hai… …….

Seth McPartlin                                                                                                                                                   On another note, the is coming to FB. Even as it’s about time that happened, I’m concerned about it being misused.

Jack Cork                                                                                                                                                             A on Facebook? I don’t see what the point is. It gives more people a chance to bully and hate on innocent people.