Puzzled by the new messages in your Facebook notifications that say that so-and-so “reacted to your post”? Overnight, Facebook rolled out their new post reactions emoticons – new emojis to demonstrate how you feel about someone’s post. Now, instead of just “Liking” someone’s post, you can Like, Love, Haha, Wow, Sad or Angry it. Yes, nevermind that not all of those are verbs.
The New Facebook
Dwarves Emotions: Love, Haha, Wow, Sad, and Angry
We were first alerted to this when we saw this in one of our Facebook notification feeds:
The other tip-off that something was
amiss new was these changed icons:
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So what brought about the change?
In an interview with Forbes, Facebook’s Sammi Krug explains that “We heard from people that they wanted more ways to express themselves on Facebook. When people come to Facebook, they share all kinds of different things, things that make them sad, things that make them happy, thought-provoking, angry. We kept hearing from people that they didn’t have a way to express empathy.”
Or, apparently, humour, surprise, anger, or, yes, love.
To access these new reactions, you need to hover over the “Like” button, which looks like it always did..at least for now.
So, do you like these new reaction options? Have you used them yet?
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