Facebook launches ‘Reactions’
Everybody around the world has long wished for another alternative to the Facebook ubiquitous ‘like’ button.
Now, Facebook has launched ‘REACTIONS’ as a response to the same, increasing the emotional bandwidth responses.
Once one presses over the like button for a minute or less, a myriad of more emotions will appear above it to cater to the user’s mood. And it is rather versatile to use too- much like the other buttons/emojis that Facebook has to offer. It can be changed/altered/deleted as one wishes to do. And as for the bar below viewing the number of likes a post has, it will continue to do so, but with two more responses added. Which is to say, the most popular three ‘REACTIONS’ to a particular post will be displayed to one scrolling across his news feed.
similarly, you can click on it to see a complete response to the post, as to who has reacted with just exactly which emoji.
The new reactions buttons include a ‘like’, ‘haha’ , ‘wow’ , ‘yay’ . It went live on Wednesday, 24th February. CEO Mark Zuckerberg had hinted at a dislike button which is not available among these because then it would turn posts into a voting up and down process- negating the whole idea of healthy communication. These five new emojis have been essential to increasing more talk about Facebook.
Zuckerberg went on to say that ‘LOVE’ has been the most popular emoji as of now.
Everyone looks at this a magnetic attachment to keep things new at Facebook for its users. And this was a much-anticipated move which has finally come to transpire – much to the excitement of Facebook users around the world. They now have a lot more ways to express and communicate over the social network.
Facebook said that it had been testing out reactions for quite some time now on what type of results would become most popular, what people would like to use the most, and since they received positive feedback on the ones they tested – they made it available to the world. Facebook said they also worked to create these detailed surveys with sociologists. They mostly wanted to roll out universally understood emojis and entail affirmative ideas behind them.
And we at Startup-Buzz couldn’t be happier. *insert ecstatic emoji*