Yay! Facebook’s About To Get More Emotional
One of the biggest things we use to rate our Facebook success is how many “likes” we get on this or that post. This could soon change, offering users more variety when it comes to expressing their opinions on a post. So, if you have often wished there was a dislike button on the network – rejoice! You are about to have that and more.
Facebook is about to test out its Reactions feature. With it, you will be able to express way more than a simple characterless “likes”, but give freedom to your emotions and finally tell it like it is.
The feature’s trial will offer you’re a set of smileys that represent love, laughter, cheeky smiles, shock and even anger. This will definitely give users more choices and the ability to find a more suitable response to something that is not “like”-appropriate. Provided the trial receives positive feedback, Facebook fans can probably expect to see the list of available emoticons (sorry, Reactions) grow, and pretty soon we will be able translate most of our facial expressions into a Facebook comment.
Facebook are not the first to turn to emojis for commenting bliss. Quite a few other social media websites, messengers and even news feeds (hey, Buzzfeed) are already emoji-friendly.
The feature is currently only being tested out in Ireland and Spain. But if all goes well, we may hope to see it roll out worldwide quite soon.
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