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Facebook empowers users with reactions emojis

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To end up the debate, there will be no dislike button but reactions. Facebook is rolling out a new set of six reactions emojis to be placed right beside the like button to empower users express their real feelings about stories on Facebook. A user can choose to like, love, laugh, wow, sad or angry to express how they feel toward stories on facebook in a better user experience.

Finally, there will be NO likes on death posts on Facebook.

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Express how you exactly feel about stories on Facebook than before, like, love, admire, laugh, shocked, sad, and anger.

Facebook Reactions Emojis in Action

Today we're launching a test of Reactions — a more expressive Like button. The Like button has been a part of Facebook for a long time. Billions of Likes are made every day, and Liking things is a simple way to express yourself.For many years though, people have asked us to add a "dislike" button. Not every moment is a good moment, and sometimes you just want a way to express empathy. These are important moments where you need the power to share more than ever, and a Like might not be the best way to express yourself.At a recent Townhall Q&A, I shared with our community that we've spent a lot of time thinking about the best way to give you better options for expressing yourself, while keeping the experience simple and respectful. Today we're starting to test this.Reactions gives you new ways to express love, awe, humor and sadness. It's not a dislike button, but it does give you the power to easily express sorrow and empathy — in addition to delight and warmth. You’ll be able to express these reactions by long pressing or hovering over the Like button. We’re starting to test Reactions in Ireland and Spain and will learn from this before we bring the experience to everyone. We hope you like this – or can better express how you’re feeling!

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday, October 8, 2015

Facebook said that “the pop-up feature will first start out as a test in two markets only, Spain and Ireland, before it decides whether to tweak it and/or how to roll it out further.

(The reason for those two countries? Adam Mosseri, Facebook’s director of product, says it’s because both have largely national user bases without extensive international friend networks, so they work better as closed test groups. Ireland is English speaking, while Spain lets Facebook test out how well the wordless emoji play with non-English users.)”

What do you think of the new Facebook reactions? Do you still need a dislike button?

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