Facebook Reactions: What you need to know

A simple ‘like’ on posts doesn’t suffice anymore, and we as Facebook users have been demanding for a ‘Dislike’ button to be introduced!

But our friends over at Facebook decided otherwise, and have instead supplied us with a set of different reactions, in order to express our feelings on a certain Facebook post and its subject matter. Now you are able to respond with Love, Haha, Wow, Sad and Angry in addition to the familiar, original Like button.

Let Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg explain:

Today is our worldwide launch of Reactions — the new Like button with more ways to express yourself. Not every moment…

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday, 24 February 2016


So how does it work? Let us show you how:

If you are on desktop:

Simply hover with your mouse over the Like button, and the new reaction will appear in a bar above.



On mobile:

To access Reactions on a mobile device, simply click and hold the Like button and the icons will appear above from where you’d be able to make your selection.



Easy enough!

What are your thoughts on these new Reactions? Is this a quicker means to interaction, or are we forced to become lazier by means of these ‘shortcuts’, rather than engaging in constructive discussions?

We would  love to hear from you! Leave your reply in the comment section below.


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