It has finally happened, Facebook's new reactions are already here, but not as most expected.
Facebook's famous "Dislike" is already here (most of the rumors indicated that it would be available tomorrow October 9, 2015), but not as you imagined, or you would have liked. Instead of a real button that expresses that dislike or "I do not like" feeling, the great social media giant has decided to introduce six new emojis, each one representing his own feeling.
Mark Zuckerberg gave clues last month about their interest in expanding the like button on Facebook, with a lot of people saying they wanted a "dislike" button to express their hatred of the abundant selfies and photos that filled their bulletin board. "Yes, I've seen you, but to upload those photos."
However, Zuckerberg said that they would not introduce such a button, as it could cause some kind of feeling of discomfort in some people , that could get to feel bad according to what content could go up. The new "Reactions" that they offer are: "I love it", "It amuses me", "It makes me happy", "It amazes me", "It makes me sad", "It makes me angry"
The CEO of Facebook shared in your personal account how the new buttons of the social network work that will undoubtedly give you enough to talk about:
Today we're launching a test of Reactions – a more expressive Like button. The Like button has been a part of Facebook for a long time. Billions of Likes are made every day, and Liking things is a simple way to express yourself. For many years though, people have asked to "dislike" button. Not every moment is a good moment, and sometimes you just want a way to express empathy. These are important moments where you need the power to share more than ever, and to like most might to the best way to express yourself.At a recent Townhall Q & A, I shared with our community that we have spent a lot of time thinking about The best way to give you better options for expressing yourself, while keeping the experience simple and respectful. Today we're starting to test this.Reactions gives you new ways to express love, awe, humor and sadness. It's not a dislike button, but it does give you the power to easily express sorrow and empathy – in addition to delight and warmth. You'll be able to express these reactions by long pressing or hovering over the Like button. We're starting to test Reactions in Ireland and Spain and will learn from this before we bring the experience to everyone. We hope you like this – or can better express how you're feeling!
Gepostet von Mark Zuckerberg am Donnerstag, 8. Oktober 2015
The social network will start with this new feature in Spain to go testing it and so you can see how it works. Little by little it will be extended to the other Facebook profiles, so if you start to see these icons under the publications it will mean that you can start expressing your opinion more freely in a graphic way!