Facebook No Longer Just Has A ‘Like’ Button, Thanks To New Emoji ‘Reactions’

After more than a year of working to build alternatives to its trademark ”like” button, Facebook has globally launched emoji “Reactions.”

Users can still respond to a post or comment with the traditional “like” button. Now users can, hold down the “like” button on mobile or hovering over the icon on desktop, gives users an expanded menu allowing them to choose from six different animated emoji “Reactions”: Like, Love, Haha, Wow Sad or Angry. “Reactions” are designed to be an extension of the “like” button as opposed to a full-on replacement. Users will be notified when their posts receive ”Reactions” in the same way they’re notified about “likes.”


Facebook said it wanted to give users more ways to quickly respond to