Facebook Reactions update to the social media platform, and reports are now saying that we’re all going to be using Reactions in a matter of weeks. For those who aren’t up to speed, Facebook has been toying with the humble “like” button in the hopes that they can give people a wider range of emotion to use.
The classic real-life scenario is when something bad happens to a friend of yours, but you don’t want to hit “like” because it’s not a good thing, and commenting is too personal – that’s where Reactions come in. With Reactions, you’ll be able to convey empathy with a “sad” reaction, or amazement with a “wow” reaction. All up, there should be five new Reactions to play with (“yay” has since been scrapped, it would appear).
This may be the single biggest change to Facebook since its conception, particularly seeing as the “like” is its logo. While this might not seem like a big deal to most (especially if you don’t use Facebook), the addition of Reactions has been a long time coming, and frequent users are no doubt going to need a period of transition whenever the update goes live. Only time will tell whether Facebook gets the right reaction.
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Source: Bloomberg via engadget
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