Facebook looks a little bit different this morning.
Did you notice that overnight the social media giant has rolled out their new “Reactions.”?
Users now have the option of choosing from a collection of emojis called “Reactions” to respond to each post, the symbols represent expressions of love, laughter, surprise, sadness and anger.
“Our community has been asking for a dislike button for years” Mark Zuckerberg wrote on Facebook today.
“Today is our worldwide launch of Reactions — the new Like button with more ways to express yourself.
Not every moment you want to share is happy. Sometimes you want to share something sad or frustrating. Our community has been asking for a dislike button for years, but not because people want to tell friends they don’t like their posts. People wanted to express empathy and make it comfortable to share a wider range of emotions.
I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the right way to do this with our team. One of my goals was to make it as simple as pressing and holding the Like button.
The result is Reactions, which allow you to express love, laughter, surprise, sadness or anger.
Love is the most popular reaction so far, which feels about right to me!”
I am liking them!! Although it only seems to be working on some pages at the moment. I am guessing I need an update.
The trick – you can either hover over the “like” option and the extra emoji’s will pop up, or press and hold the “like” button and the other options will pop up.
What do you think?
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