Meghan Markle has revealed she thinks Instagram bosses should introduce a 'dislike' button onto the social media app.

The 40 year old, who was recently branded a "hypocrite" for using her royal title in US politics, spoke out about the issue during an online conference held by The New York Times on Tuesday 9 November on the disparity in gender pay gaps, titled 'Minding the Gap'.

During the discussion, the Duchess of Sussex shared her views on how social media encourages negative debate.

She explained that there should a 'dislike' button on platforms like Instagram so people don't have to voice their opinion through a comment, which can be "vitriolic".

"One of the things that seems like such an easy solve from my lens, if you look at Instagram for example, there's a like button and then there's comments," she shared.

Meghan, whose best friend Misha Nonoo recently detailed her daughter's premature birth, continued: "So if you disagree with something you have to comment on it in a really vitriolic way.

"If there was a dislike button wouldn't that hugely shift what you were putting out there, because you could just like it or just dislike it.

"Now you have to like it or say something negative. It is just adding to this really unfortunate cycle that I think is having an unfortunate effect on women across the world."

Elsewhere during the chat, Meghan candidly recalled how she learnt to be business savvy at a young age.

The former Suits actress revealed that she still has the "same values" as she constantly seeks out discounts and good deals while online shopping after understanding the value of a dollar as a youngster.

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"I will never buy anything online without finding a promo code first," Megan said with a laugh as she added that having "clipped coupons growing up" was "still ingrained in her".

Pressing about the importance of teaching young people financial literacy, Megan did note: "If I was ingrained at a young age to understand more about the stock market, or financial literacy, how different [would it] put me in the world?"

Megan's coupon comments went viral on social media, with people joking about relating to the Stateside star.

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"I felt this…I dead*** will only buy a meal online unless I see a deal or promo code. #MeghanMarkle," one person tweeted.

Another shared: "I hear u on those promo codes! They sure do come handy when you're trying to be thrifty."

A third added: "OMG Meghan is so real!" while a fourth wrote: "I know that's right! I'm promo-coupon clip queen!!!!"

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