Coming to Facebook: 6 new ways to express how you feel
Coming to Facebook: 6 new ways to express how you feel This combination of images provided by Facebook shows a sample post featuring the social network's Reactions buttons. Instead of the "dislike" button many users have been clamoring for, Facebook is testing out buttons that represent the emotions of love, yay, ha ha, wow, angry and sad. (Facebook/AP Images)
Coming to Facebook: 6 new ways to express how you feel
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Sometimes "Like" just doesn't cut it. So how about Love or Angry? Haha or Sad? Or just Yay or Wow?
 
Facebook is going "Inside Out" on the Like button, adding a range of new emotional reactions to the iconic thumbs-up icon it launched in 2009.
 
You won't see the new emoji right away unless you live in Ireland or Spain, the two locations the Menlo Park, California-based social network has chosen to begin testing them.
 
But Chris Cox, Facebook's chief product officer, says in a post that the company plans to use the feedback from the test run to make improvements, with the hope of launching the buttons globally "soon."
 
Many Facebook users have been clamoring for the company to add a "Dislike" button for years, arguing that hitting the "Like" button in many instances - such as in reaction to a tragic news event - can seem a bit shallow, or even inappropriate.
 
At the same time, typing out a thoughtful comment on a phone isn't always easy.
 
Cox says the company studied Facebook comments to see what reactions were most universally expressed through Facebook and based the new buttons on that.
 
"As you can see, it's not a 'dislike' button, though we hope it addresses the spirit of this request more broadly," Cox's post reads.
 
In order to see the buttons, which are available in the iPhone, Android and desktop versions of Facebook used in Ireland and Spain, users can either long-press or hover over the "Like" button. The buttons will then appear for users to scroll through and select.
 
Counters underneath a post will track how many of each reaction the post has received, similar to how likes are tracked now.

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How can “Like” be an inappropriate substitute for expressing interest?
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COMMENTS (23)
  • khinmyat-eri
    1/13/2016 - 12:29 a.m.

    "Like" may not always be appropriate in all situations because if someone posts statuses about tragic events for example, it will not be suitable to hit "like" button. It might be a way showing that you are happy or pleased with that though you're not feeling like that! So , Facebook should add the six emoji buttons instead of "like" or "dislike".

  • yoonhoney-eri
    1/13/2016 - 06:48 a.m.

    I can't help to use that emoji in fb because sometimes when i see a tragic event that is concerning with my friends or my teachers or something
    like that,i want to leave an emoji that can express my sad feeling instead of leaving a comment.I want to use that emoji so much.

  • maythu-eri
    1/13/2016 - 09:48 a.m.

    In my opinion, like describes only the good, pleasant and enjoyable events.There are a variety of events ,may be tragic or happy. Tragic news can attract the interest of people. In that situation, like can be an inappropriate substitute for expressing interest.

  • yinyinmoeoo-eri
    1/13/2016 - 12:49 p.m.

    "Like" can be an inappropriate substitute for expressing interest in some cases.It's not suitable in reaction to a tragic news event and it can seem a bit shallow or even inappropriate.If you want to express your feeling deeply,you should use other emoji instead of "Like".

  • kyalsin-eri
    1/14/2016 - 07:03 p.m.

    Hitting the ``Like´´ button in many instances-such as in reaction to a tragic news event - can seem a bit or even inappropriate.May be facebook users have no ``Dislike´´ button to press.

  • kyalsin-eri
    1/15/2016 - 06:16 a.m.

    Hitting the ``Like´´ button in many instances - such as - in reaction to a tragic news event - can seem a bit or even inappropriate.May be facebook users have no ``Dislike´´ botton to press so that they can show their emotion.

  • hlapanht-eri
    1/17/2016 - 12:32 p.m.

    The like buttom is not good. Some are trying to get a lot of like so they try to post their photo.But the aren't discontented.

  • hanthu-eri
    1/23/2016 - 03:41 a.m.

    "Like" sometimes can be an unsuitable substitute in some cases.Supposed If one of the friends from Facebook is injured or worse than that,we shouldn't use that button to reveal our mind.Instead of pressing that,we'd better use the emoji to show our feeling."Like" means that we enjoy the status or photos in Facebook.In my point of view,it would be better if the sadness emoji contain together with the like button.

  • htarsandi-eri
    1/25/2016 - 11:22 p.m.

    'Like' can be inappropriate substitute for expressing interest. For example, if it is about the death of someone, then it is not a post to get a lot of likes. Like means that you love that post. Instead of clicking like, we should feel sorry for the lost. That's why I think Facebook needs to have both like and dislike buttons.

  • khinthiri-eri
    1/26/2016 - 08:43 a.m.

    Actually it is not aproprite to "like" every post we are interested in, especially bad news like a person's death or terrorist s bombing etc. We have an interest in such news but we don't LIKE it!

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