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Tech turned on its head: 'Dislike' button in Facebook, pay Snapchat $1 to defuse self-destructing sexy selfies
Will wonders never cease in Silicon Valley?
Snapchat is about to get a bit less self-destructive with the introduction of a new pay-to-replay option on received pics.
The auto-deleting image-sharing service said Tuesday that those who were willing to splash a bit of coin would be able to re-play images they had previously viewed. Once limited to a single "replay" of a snap per day, users can now obtain unlimited replays at the price of 3 for 99 cents.
Snapchat noted that even the paid replays will be limited to a single play-back for each snap.
"You can use a Replay on any Snap you receive, but you can only Replay any Snap once," Snapchat said.
"They’re a little pricey — but time is money! ;)"
Meanwhile, Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg confirmed that his multi-billion dollar social networking project was working on a counter to its ubiquitous "Like" button.
Speaking at a Q&A event at company headquarters, Zuckerberg said the company was indeed going to allow users the ability to express empathy or anger with the addition of a "Dislike" option on posts.
"Today is a special day because today is the day I can say we're working on it and shipping it," the Facebook founder said.
A great PR play from FB 'you guys asked for it!How exciting!' instead of 'we're launching a new data capture tool so we know more about you'— Neal Mann (@fieldproducer) September 15, 2015
The Dislike option has been a long time coming for Facebook. Back in 2014, Zuckerberg said that while developers were considering new buttons, any effort to add options to the Like menu would only be considered if they would not be used to criticize or attack others.
"That's not socially very valuable or good for the community," Zuckerberg said at the time.
"The thing I think is valuable is, there are more sentiments people want to express; a lot of times people share moments on Facebook that are sad in their lives." ®