If you use Facebook, you’re likely aware that Reactions — Facebook’s redesigned Like button, rolled out worldwide on profiles and Pages today, with five new ways to waste time express yourself:
Introducing ReactionsToday 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
How to show Love, Haha, Wow, Sad, or Angry
- On a desktop, hover your mouse over the Like button. The additional buttons will pop up. Click one.
- On a mobile device, press and hold the “thumbs up” Like button, and animated emoji will display.
What do you think of the expressions on the “faces” of the emoji? According to an article in Wired magazine, Facebook tested dozens of iterations, and the ones we’re seeing were the universal winners.
Have you used the feature yet? To give it a test drive, visit Blogging Bistro’s Facebook page and test it on one of our posts. Thanks!