Remember when we said that Facebook is about to add a “Dislike” button (or something like it) sometime soon? Well, it just happened!
During a town hall meeting on Tuesday (15th September) at the Facebook HQ in California, CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirmed that the feature will be coming soon.
But he also stressed that it’d be more of a way for users to express other emotions besides the inferred positivity of the Like button, and not a way for users to “downvote” posts. In short, he wanted something that expressed other reactions without being disrespectful.
Hence, the roll out of Facebook Reactions.
First announced by Mark himself, the feature is basically a more expressive “Like” button. It gives Facebook users more ways to express love, awe, humour, and sadness, just to name a few. How can we access Facebook Reactions? By simply long pressing or hovering over the “Like” button.
Watch the introductory video here.
For now, Facebook is only testing Reactions in Ireland and Spain. But it probably won’t be long before they release the feature and bring the experience to millions and millions of Facebook users around the globe 🙂