Facebook Adds Reactions

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Facebook has finally unveiled its new reactions to the world expanding on the hugely popular “like” function. Learn more about these new reactions inside.

Sammi Krug, Product Manager at Facebook wrote:

“Every day, people come to Facebook to discover what’s happening in their world and around the world, and to share all kinds of things, whether that’s updates that are happy, sad, funny or thought-provoking. News Feed is the central way you can get updates about your friends, family and anything else that matters to you, and the central place to have conversations with the people you care about. We’ve been listening to people and know that there should be more ways to easily and quickly express how something you see in News Feed makes you feel. That’s why today we are launching Reactions, an extension of the Like button, to give you more ways to share your reaction to a post in a quick and easy way.”

Using these new reactions is quite simple. 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.

This is the first big change for Facebook in years and it will be interesting to see whether or not this will open the door for other similar features in the future.

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