Facebook Expands the 'Like' Button to Offer Six Different 'Reactions'

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    Facebook today announced the rollout of its long-requested expansion of the simple "Like" button, with the introduction of "Reactions" onto its web and mobile platform. The update, meant to give users an easier and more diverse way to react to a friend's post, will begin slowly rolling out to Facebook users worldwide today.

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    To use Reactions, all you have to do is hover over the traditional Like button on the web (or tap to hold on mobile), and choose from six different animated emoji reactions if a simple thumbs up is not enough. Including Like, the other five Reactions factor in Love, Haha, Wow, Sad and Angry.
    Specifics on the introduction of Reactions to the mobile app were not given, but presumably the iOS and Android apps will see a slow rollout of Reactions alongside their web-based counterpart. Facebook said its early beta tests of Reactions "have received positive feedback so far," so it's confident users will see the use in an assorted mix of emotive responses in lieu of the previous solitary thumbs up button.

    Check out Facebook's blog to see Reactions in action.

    Article Link: Facebook Expands the 'Like' Button to Offer Six Different 'Reactions'
     
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    I would like the use the ‘Sad’ emoji right away in response to this.
    I never new humans had so many states of emotion; 6 - wow (insert emoji).
     
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    Really? Facebook's crap deserves a front page story?
     
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    I'm confused... Is this a new feature?? I have these reactions since a couple of month ago in both the web and iOS apps.
     
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    Well I don't see how this is going to work on a computer, where you can't use touch.
     
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    Should have added a :rolleyes: and [​IMG] reaction too.
     
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    It says right in the article that you hover over it with your mouse.
     
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    It's new to have it replace the "like" button. That's about it.
     
  13. sw1tcher, Feb 24, 2016
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    From the post....

    "To use Reactions, all you have to do is hover over the traditional Like button on the web, and choose from six different animated emoji reactions if a simple thumbs up is not enough."
     
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    after recent losses to life noted on Facebook, I see the Sad icon above and those Sad Stickers to look more like Happy faces than actual sad faces.

    but then again most emoji-style or smiley faces have an inherent happiness to them.
     
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    Or in response to your use of "new" instead of "knew" :p
     
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    Twitter better hurry up and copy this. I can't wait until they fill their UI with all of these different emotions. Twitter must be exactly like Facebook.

    obligatory /sarcasm
     
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    BUT BUT BUT the emoji are all yellow!

    That's racist!
     
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    Finally something new from facebook! I don't have to "like" people's posts every time or not to. Maybe I want to react in other way.
     
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    It has been trialled out in certain countries for a while now - have had it much longer than a month myself
     
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    It got you to click, read and comment, right? Mi$$ion accomplished.
     
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    I see what you did there =]
     
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    You're probably thinking of stickers or some other extra graphic hack.
     
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