Facebook will expand Like button to include new emoticons

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.


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.

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 geek at heart and a tech enthusiast by choice. He has a strong background in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations having worked in the telecommunications and banking sectors for over two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys watching clips on YouTube and binge watching shows on Netflix.

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