Get a Look at the New Facebook Emoticons
Some big news from Mark Zuckerberg’s empire.
Facebook has unveiled new emoticons that it calls “Reactions.”
Zuckerberg introduced the Reactions on Thursday:
The Reactions, which will convey, love, laughter, happiness, shock, sadness, and anger, will be tested in Ireland and Spain before the company decided whether or not to officially make them part of the social network.
According to the BBC, “It works by hovering or long-pressing the Like button and selecting the relevant emoji that you want to put in your message.” Facebook will also keep track how many of each Reaction your status receives.
The announcement about the Reactions comes about a month after Zuckerberg had said Facebook they were working on a long-discussed “dislike” button. These new emoticons don’t have an actual “dislike,” perhaps in part to fear Facebook didn’t want to encourage people to express negative opinions in response to people’s posts.