Facebook ‘Like’ Button May Be Replaced With ‘Emotions’

by Alisha Jackson

Sick of people ‘liking’ everything on Facebook? Sometimes people want to vent or express their sadness in a status, and the only way to acknowledge it, besides commenting on it, is to ‘like’ it.

Say you post something like this: “My cat just died. RIP Mr. Whiskers.” Although people may just be acknowledging that they hear you, a ‘like’ on this status may seem inappropriate, which is probably why Facebook was rumored to add in a ‘dislike’ button. By the way, that isn’t happening.

Well, the latest Facebook buzz goes beyond liking and disliking. According to TechCrunch, Facebook begins testing “Reactions” in Spain and Ireland tomorrow. The button will feature “a new set of six emoji that will sit alongside the original thumbs-up to let users quickly respond with love, laughter, happiness, shock, sadness and anger.”

Just like with Facebook’s current ‘like’ button, once someone “reacts” to your post, you won’t be able to delete it. And the feature can’t be turned off.

Are you looking forward to “Reactions”?

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