Have you ever been in a situation when you just can’t decide whether to ‘Like’ a post on Facebook or not? When you come across a post in which a person is feeling depressed or some huge tragedy happened or some family member of a person passed away, you know what I am talking about. So, when you come across these posts, what is your first reaction? You feel sorry for that person. But then the actual turmoil comes. You cannot decide whether to like that post or not because if you do, it would seem like you like the situation that person is in and if you don’t, it would seem like the post is not important to you.
A few months back, Mark Zuckerberg announced in a Q&A session that Facebook was considering adding a little something extra to the ‘Like’ button. The most anticipated ‘Dislike’ button was not an option because it would create too much negativity in the Facebook community and we couldn’t have that, could we?
Well, since then, the company has been trying out the ‘Reactions’ button in different countries like Ireland, Spain, Columbia, Chile, Portugal, Philippines and earlier this month, Japan.
Now, according to Bloomberg, Facebook ‘Reactions’ will be launched for all of its 1.6 Billion Users really soon, as in, a few weeks from now.
This new addition will have 5 emojis to choose from: ‘love’, ‘haha’, ‘wow’, ‘sad’, ‘angry’ (‘yay’ was rejected, as it was not recognized worldwide). The exact date of when it will be released in the U.S. and across the globe was not mentioned in the article but let’s hope it is really soon because I, for one, cannot wait to see it. Do you agree?