Move Over Like – Facebook Rolls Out Love, Haha, Wow, Sad and Angry as New Reaction Emoticons for Posts

If you find this useful please share it!



 

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
facebook new reactions to posts

We were first alerted to this when we saw this in one of our Facebook notification feeds:


 

reacted to your facebook post

 

The other tip-off that something was amiss new was these changed icons:

(Article continues below)
Get notified of new Internet Patrol articles for free!
Or Read Internet Patrol Articles Right in Your Inbox!
as Soon as They are Published! Only $1 a Month!

Imagine being able to read full articles right in your email, or on your phone, without ever having to click through to the website unless you want to! Just $1 a month and you can cancel at any time!
Move Over Like – Facebook Rolls Out Love, Haha, Wow, Sad and Angry as New Reaction Emoticons for Posts

facebook new reaction reactions reacted


 

 

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.

how to access new facebook reactions

So, do you like these new reaction options? Have you used them yet?

No Paywall Here!
The Internet Patrol is and always has been free. We don't hide our articles behind a paywall, or restrict the number of articles you can read in a month if you don't give us money. That said, it does cost us money to run the site, so if something you read here was helpful or useful, won't you consider donating something to help keep the Internet Patrol free? Thank you!

Move Over Like – Facebook Rolls Out Love, Haha, Wow, Sad and Angry as New Reaction Emoticons for Posts

Get notified of new Internet Patrol articles!

If you find this useful please share it!

1 Reply to “Move Over Like – Facebook Rolls Out Love, Haha, Wow, Sad and Angry as New Reaction Emoticons for Posts”

  1. On the mobile apps, long-pressing the Like icon should give you access to all of the reactions.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *