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Posted On : 25th February, 2016 by ViitorCloud

From now onwards, Facebook users will have multiple options to express themselves. Users on Facebook can now do more than “like” a post.

“Not every moment you want to share is happy. Sometimes you want to share something sad or frustrating. Our community has been asking for a dislike button for years, but not because people want to tell friends they don’t like their posts. People wanted to express empathy and make it comfortable to share a wider range of emotions. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the right way to do this with our team. One of my goals was to make it as simple as pressing and holding the Like button. The result is Reactions, which allow you to express love, laughter, surprise, sadness or anger.” Mark Zuckerberg wrote on his Facebook page on Wednesday with video.

Facebook launched a pilot of “Reactions” only in Ireland and Spain in October-2015. At that time, Facebook users of Ireland & Spain were able to select from seven emotions namely “like”, “love”, “haha”, “yay”, “wow”, “sad” and “anger”. The “Yay” emoticon is missing from latest Facebook video post of Mark Zuckerberg so may be Facebook have decided to not include “Yay” as a part of other six reactions.

Earlier Mark Zuckerberg also said in September-2015 that the company was thinking of adding a “dislike” button but it became the hot topic for debate over whether it would increase cyber bullying and negativity on the site. Later in October-2015, the company said it would expand its signature “Like” button with various reactions.

New reactions feature also received mixed reviews from users on social networking sites. People were expecting “dislike” button at that time. Some users complained that they could not see the new emoticons.

And just yesterday, Facebook confirmed that Reactions now available globally. In upcoming days, your posts may receive some surprising reactions on Facebook and you can also able to include these six reactions “like”, “love”, “haha”, “yay”, “wow”, “sad” and “anger” to your friend’s post on Facebook.

Facebook also said it may use “Reactions” to track user behaviour and for ad delivery in a separate blog post.

Share your reviews in comments about how these new Facebook reactions is going to change how you use Facebook and other related things!

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