Facebook to soon add “reactions” button


After a long testing, the iconic “like” symbol of Facebook will be soon comprise of 5 new choices called “reactions”.

The new “reactions” will be love, haha, wow, sad and angry and will reportedly be coming to Facebook “in the next few weeks.” They will be represented by animated images depicting the emotions.

The like button will remain but users will be able to convey more precise emotions and expressions with the “reactions”.

Users will still be able to simply like a post. However, if they press and hold the thumbs-up button, the reactions will appear and users will be able to choose from the “reactions”.

Many Facebook users have been calling for a “dislike” button for years. However, Facebook rejected the idea because it puts negative impact.

Facebook began testing “reactions” in Spain and Ireland in October of last year.