Facebook is testing six new reaction emoji instead of a single “Dislike” button

Facebook is testing six new reaction emoji instead of a single “Dislike” button

Facebook is testing six new reaction emoji instead of a single “Dislike” button

Written by Staff Writer

09 Oct, 2015 | 6:30 am

It was exciting when Mark Zuckerberg suggested that Facebook was building a “Dislike” button. However, the social network just started testing a new emoji reactions feature that is probably the real future of disliking stuff on Facebook.

Facebook recently offered a preview of the new “Reactions” button. The idea is straightforward. For now, you click on the like button and get seven options of empathetic emoji. One is the original thumbs up, and then there are options for love, haha, yay, wow, sad, and angry.

Don’t freak out quite yet, though. The feature is currently only available in Ireland and Spain, where Facebook will be testing and tweaking the reactions based on how people use them.

Today we’re launching a test of Reactions — a more expressive Like button. The Like button has been a part of…

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday, October 8, 2015

Meet the new Reactions.

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday, October 8, 2015

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