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Facebook rethinks its 'Like' button to roll out alternative 'Reaction' emojis

Facebook rethinks its 'Like' button to roll out alternative 'Reaction' emojis

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Facebook’s ‘Reaction’ buttons have gone live today for all 1.6 billion Facebook users worldwide. These emojis will be an alternative to the humble Like button.

So now, instead of just liking a friend’s post, you can react to it with five other emojis like:“love,” “haha,” “wow,” “sad,” or “angry”.

The like button will however still remain and retain its supremacy in the pecking order, giving users six total choices to register their reactions.

The like button will however still remain and retain its supremacy in the pecking order, giving users six total choices to register their reactions.

According to the Verge, the new reaction array comes after a year of testing in Ireland and Spain. Despite some early rumors, however, there’s still no “dislike” button. There’s also no “yay” button even though Facebook tested it, and it’s undeniably the best reaction to anything. No yay for you.

Notably, reactions will be available for both individual and business pages — meaning that if you want to angry-bomb a bad advertisement in your News Feed, there’s nothing to prevent you from doing so. But Facebook says it will keep an eye on any misuse of reactions, the Verge further reports.

And for those not using Facebook, you can still express your emotions any way you please.

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