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Finally You Can Do More Than Just “Like” Posts On Facebook!

Facebook has FINALLY rolled out new options when it comes to viewing posts. The social media site is releasing “Reactions” to the world. The feature isn’t so much a new tool as it is an extension of an existing one;

To access these new “reactions,” long-press—or if on a computer/laptop, hover—over the “like” button. “Like” is still available, but now offers “love,” “haha,” “wow,” “sad,” and “angry”.

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These new emoji will also animate like a GIF. Hover over “Haha,” the icon rolls its head back with eyes squinted and a huge laughing smile. The “Wow,” emoji will look upward with its mouth wide open. The company has been bombarded over the years with requests at something other than a “Like” button. Design director at Facebook Geoff Teehan thinks this is the next evolutionary step in reacting to posts.

Angry (emoji), in particular, becomes a lot more alive with eyebrows.” Teehan added, “One of the things I’ve been pitching to Facebook is to put in little vocalizations.” This apparently still needs time for R & D but it could be something incorporated real soon, “Maybe in the future.”

Early concepts Facebook contemplated before settling on the new 6 implemented today (2/24)
Early concepts Facebook contemplated before settling on the new 6 implemented today (2/24)

 

 

 

Jason Bennett
Jason Bennett is PopCultHQ's senior editor, a contributing writer, and comic book reviewer/reporter. He is a big lover of coffee, cats, cooking and comics (plus all things Green Lantern). He is a strong supporter of indie comics, creators, and publishers and Chris Hardwick is his spirit animal (we don't know how to respond to that). Follow Jason on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @TahoeJBennett
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