Facebook users will soon have the option to 'dislike' something.

FOX News Radio's Lisa Brady reports:

It's an idea CEO Mark Zuckberberg has resisted for years not wanting to promote negativity among Facebook's one-and-a-half billion users. But he acknowledged last December, they were thinking about a 'dislike' button after so many requests from users.

(Zuckerberg) "People tell us that they don't feel comfortable pressing 'like'... because 'like' isn't the appropriate sentiment when someone lost a loved one or is talking about a very difficult issue."

The new option might not be called "dislike" if sympathy or empathy is really the goal.

In a Tuesday Q & A session from the company's California headquarters, Zuckerberg used the Syrian refugee crisis as one example, saying it's important to give people more options than just 'Like'.

Facebook isn't elaborating... yet.

Lisa Brady, FOX News Radio.