More than a like, Reactions’ buttons allow you to show your emotions more appropriately on Facebook. Long awaited, those 6 buttons have been making the buzz today as they officially rolled out. Mark Zuckerberg said that it’s an alternative to the dislike button requested by the Facebook community. In fact, the new Like button gives you the possibility to react in 6 different ways, 5 of which are new:
Another revolution on Facebook
Recently, there was a revolution on Facebook with the multilingual posts on Facebook pages, but the Reactions’ buttons are definitely a revolution on Facebook as a whole. They are not only on Facebook pages but everywhere! Social Media Managers and Community Managers will be able to evaluate the quality of their posts differently with these new reactions.
How to react on Facebook?
Via the desktop version, you only have to hover your cursor on the Like button to be able to choose between the six reactions. In the Facebook app on your mobile device, you press and hold the Like button until the reactions’ button show up.
Introducing Reactions by Mark Zuckerberg
Introducing ReactionsToday is our worldwide launch of Reactions — the new Like button with more ways to express yourself. 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. Love is the most popular reaction so far, which feels about right to me!
Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday, February 24, 2016