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Facebook makes available five more emojis, “Wow”

  • Facebook has now made available five more choices than simply “liking” a post, picture or video on its pages.Many of the social network’s 1.5 billion users had been asking for more options for years. Facebook on Feb. 24 finally enabled the use of more choices, which it calls Reactions. These are “Love,” “Haha,” “Wow,” “Sad” and “Angry,” to sit alongside the old and limited standby “Like.”
    • Facebook has now made available five more choices than simply “liking” a post, picture or video on its pages.Many of the social network’s 1.5 billion users had been asking for more options for years. Facebook on Feb. 24 finally enabled the use of more choices, which it calls Reactions. These are “Love,” “Haha,” “Wow,” “Sad” and “Angry,” to sit alongside the old and limited standby “Like.”

    • Every day, people come to Facebook to discover what’s happening in their world and around the world, and to share all kinds of things, whether that’s updates that are happy, sad, funny or thought-provoking. News Feed is the central way you can get updates about your friends, family and anything else that matters to you, and the central place to have conversations with the people you care about. We’ve been listening to people and know that there should be more ways to easily and quickly express how something you see in News Feed makes you feel. That’s why today we are launching Reactions, an extension of the Like button, to give you more ways to share your reaction to a post in a quick and easy way, said the Facebook post.

    • To add a reaction, hold down the Like button on mobile or hover over the Like button on desktop to see the reaction image options, then tap either Like, Love, Haha, Wow, Sad or Angry. Each will have same effect on the News feed ranking as of now. 

    • We understand that this is a big change, and want to be thoughtful about rolling this out, read the blog. Facebook says that for more than a year they have been conducting global research including focus groups and surveys to determine what types of reactions people would want to use most. Facebook looked at how users are already commenting on posts and the top stickers and emoticons as signals for the types of reactions basis they have come up with these five new emojis alongwith “like”. 
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