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Check Out Facebook New Emoji Reactions

Check Out Facebook New Emoji Reactions
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Facebook just expanded the “Like” button with a feature it calls Reactions - six animated emoji the company hopes will let users to respond with more...

Facebook just expanded the “Like” button with a feature it calls Reactions - six animated emoji the company hopes will let users to respond with more emotional nuance to the posts in their news feeds.

Facebook users who would not usually hesitate for a second to hit the famous "Like" button after the breakdown of a friend's relationship, may instead rather click on the angry "Grrr" or "Sad" buttons. The social network announced on Wednesday 25 February that "Like" will be replaced by five new reactions: "Love", "Ha ha", "Wow", "Grrr" or "Sad".

Facebook stated that this update will be gradually expanded into the social network. The company has been testing these reactions since 8 October 2015.

Alternatives buttons have been a common joke for years among the Facebook community. Hundred of pages and groups demanding the company to add a "Dislike" button have been created.

The "Like" button has been often criticized by users for not giving them the possibility to adapt when facing situations which require empathy, anger, or any other emotion to a friend's picture or status, which FB's CEO Mark Zuckerberg did acknowledge.

"If you're sharing something that is sad, whether it's something in current events, like the refugee crisis, or if a family member passed away, then it may not feel comfortable to 'like' that post," Zuckerberg explained.

"But your friends want to be able to express that they understand and relate to you, so I do think it's important to give people more options than just 'like' as a quick way to emote and share what they're feeling on a post," he added.

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