Meet Facebook Emoji Reactions

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posted by Jessica
on Mar 01, 2016


You can now do way more than just ‘Like’ something on Facebook. The social media network rolled out the new ‘Facebook Emoji Reactions’ globally early last week featuring animated emoji: like, love, haha, wow, sad, and angry.


By popular demand, Facebook is going beyond the ubiquitous thumbs-up button with a new shorthand to express your thoughts and feelings. Acknowledging that “like” isn’t the right sentiment for every occasion, the giant social network is offering new options. With a click of a button, you can choose from new emotions when commenting on a status update. Hold the “like” button on mobile or hover over the like button on desktop and five animated emojis pop up.

Distilling the vast range of human emotions into a single row of emoji is no simple design problem, so Facebook decided to focus on the sentiments its users expressed most often. They looked at the most frequently used stickers, emoji, and one-word comments and found a few common emotional threads amidst an ocean of diverse sentiments. And then there were six.

What do you think of the new Facebook Emoji Reactions?