They were first tried in Ireland and Spain

Like button loses monopoly you can now Love Haha be Sad or Angry on a Facebook post
news Tech Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 10:33

Finally, the alternatives of the Facebook like button are available to users all around the world since Wednesday.

In order to access the alternatives to the Like button, users have to hold down the Like button on 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.

It has been quite long since Facebook users started demanding an ‘unlike’ button, in addition to the like button as it failed to convey the emotions regarding a particular post.

Recognising this desire, in October last year Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and the man behind Facebook announced that they are finally working on improving the ‘like’ button while speaking at a Q&A at Facebook in Menlo Park Town Hall in mid-September.

However, he clearly nullified the possibility of just a dislike button saying, “We didn’t want to just build a Dislike button because we don’t want to turn Facebook into a forum where people are voting up or down on people’s posts.”

Zuckerberg had then announced via his Facebook profile that they are testing six new options in addition to the existing ‘like’ button as an emoji response to a post in Spain and Ireland before finally rolling out elsewhere in the globe while improving certain aspects of it. 



Meet the new Reactions.

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday, 8 October 2015


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