Every day, people visit Facebook to see what’s happening in their world and to share different things, whether that’s updates that are happy, sad, funny or thought-provoking. News Feed is the significant way you can get updates about your friends, family and anything else that is important for you, and the place to have conversations with the people you care about.
Facebook Introduces Reactions; The New Redesigned Like Button
After months of user analysis in a handful of countries, Facebook introduced “Reactions” to the rest of the world. To add a reaction, hold down the Like button on mobile or hover over the Like button on desktop to see the reaction image options, then tap either Like, Love, Haha, Wow, Sad or Angry.
The feature isn’t a new tool as it is an addition of prevailing one; by long-pressing on a computer, hovering over the “like” button, users can now access five additional animated emoji with which to express themselves. Each emotive icon is named for the reaction it’s meant to convey. “Like” you already know—say hello to “love,” “haha,” “wow,” “sad,” and “angry”.
“Today is our worldwide launch of Reactions the new Like button with more ways to express yourself.
He also said:
“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 team had been testing Reactions in a few markets since last year, and have received positive feedback till now. Facebook decided to focus on the sentiments its users expressed most often. Zhuo and the team began by examining how a subgroup of Facebook users from around the world used the platform. They looked at the most frequently used stickers, emoji, and one-word comments and found a few common emotional threads amidst an ocean of diverse sentiments.
Hope people enjoy the new reactions as they will be able to express their emotions.