Facebook Adding New Reactions To Statuses
Back in October, Facebook announced it was testing six new alternatives to the “like” button, to express those emotions that just don’t line up with a thumbs up. Once Facebook decided it needed to move beyond a simple “like” button, they were quickly off to work. Once Facebook rolls out the feature to everyone, you can just hold down on the typical thumbs-up icon to see the rest of the reactions pop up. Then, the post will show a tally of how many reactions in each category it received. The company won’t say exactly when the new feature will roll out to everyone, but they did say it will be “in the next few weeks.”
I’m in Tokyo today to announce the rollout of Reactions in Japan, our sixth country, along with six new Japanese publishing partners for Instant Articles. We’re excited to see how these features get used in Japan, a culture we all learn from in how to communicate visually.
Posted by Chris Cox on Wednesday, January 13, 2016