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Facebook rolls out new ‘Like’ buttons

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  • February 24, 2016

Facebook rolls out new ‘Like’ buttons

Facebook rolls out new ‘Like’ buttons

Facebook finally added “reactions.” You no longer have to “like” it when someone dies.!

After announcing that Facebook users would soon be able to express a wider range of emotions on the platform through emoji, the company is now delivering on that promise by rolling it out to all users.

The new ‘Reactions’ give you buttons for ‘Like,’ Love,’ Haha,’ Wow,’ ‘Sad’ or ‘Angry’ and to use them you just need to hold down the Like button (on mobile) or hover over it if you’re on a desktop.

Introducing Reactions

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!

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday, February 24, 2016

 

Facebook says that after more than a year of testing and research, the Reactions are now ready for the prime time, so expect to see a whole lot more emotive responses in your News Feed from today.

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