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Facebook will expand Like button to include new emoticons

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Last week, Engadget reported that Facebook was testing a new way of liking posts on the social media site. The tech giant introduced a set of emoticons called Reactions. Basically, it allows you to express how you feel about posts on your newsfeed.

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This new set of emoticons offer a wide range of emotions, allowing you to express your feelings about a post beyond just liking it. Aside from the Like button, you could click a heart, a laughing face, a smiling face, a shocked face, a sad face and an angry face. There’s still no Dislike button though, but at least there’s a sad and angry face you could use on those posts about politicians.

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I find this interesting, only because I have liked (and then subsequently un-liked) too many posts bearing sad or bad news. I mean, how many times have you liked a post about someone’s dead pet. Admittedly though, I have awkwardly liked a post to “acknowledge” it. With Reactions, I could at least offer a more Facebook appropriate response (if ever there was one).

The feature rolled out in Spain and Ireland last week. Hopefully, it rolls out in the Philippines during election season :-).

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Bryan is a tech enthusiast and self-admitted geek who enjoys blogging and watching NBA clips on YouTube. He has over 20 years of experience in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations from different industries such as telecommunications and banking.

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