Yesterday Facebook Inc. were launching Reactions, an extension of the Like button, to give you more ways to share your reaction to a post in a quick and easy way.
People login to Facebook every day to discover what’s happening around the world, and to share all kinds of things; happy, sad, funny or thought-provoking updates and News Feed is the central way you can get updates about your friends, family and anything else that matters to you, and also the central place to have conversations with the people you care about.
“We’ve been listening to people and know that there should be more ways to easily and quickly express how something you see in News Feed makes you feel. That’s why we are launching reactions.”
To add/use a reaction, you have to hold down the Like button when you’re using a mobile or hover over the Like button on desktop to see the reaction image options, then tap either Like, Love, Haha, Wow, Sad or Angry.
Facebook has been carrying out research and surveys to determine what reactions that people would use most and how they’re already commenting on posts.
They’re excited to offer Reactions to everyone that uses Facebook around the world.