Oct 08 AT 1:38 PM Nick Sarafolean 0 Comments

Facebook expanding the Like button with experimental Reactions

Facebook Reactions

Mark Zuckerberg recently inferred that Facebook was looking to expand its Like button, leading many to believe that the oft-requested Dislike button was coming. Facebook calmed those rumors, and has now revealed its new experiment that may become the expanded Like button. Facebook Reactions is a set of six emoji that will sit alongside the standard Like button, allowing Facebook users to better express their feelings about a post.

Reactions gives off vibes of the reaction buttons that social network Path used, which had five emoji that you could choose from. In comparison to a Dislike button, Reactions are much better, offering a wider array of emotions to choose from and avoiding the negative connotations that come with a Dislike button, which raised concerns of cyber-bullying.

Facebook isn’t making Reactions worldwide just yet. The company will begin testing the feature within Ireland and Spain. Both countries have relatively isolated friend groups within their countries, allowing for a closer-knit test market to gather research from. They also offer the chance to see how Reactions plays with English and non-English speakers, and whether it needs to be tweaked for different countries.

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Via: TechCrunch

Source: Facebook

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