Facebook's "Like" button gettin' new friends

Last month Facebook's Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg excited us when he hinted that the company was thinking up ways to expand on the famous "Like" button, not by adding a much rumoured "Dislike" option but making it more expressive. 

Well, the social media giant unveiled what the new Like may look like. It's calling it "Reactions," a set of six emojis that will be alongside the thumbs-up to let users respond with either happiness, sadness, shock, anger or love.

Thing is though, it's gonna start out being tested in two markets only. Just Spain and Ireland before it looks at the results and decide whther to adjust it or how a rollout could/would proceed.

Techcrunch says that Adam Mosseri, Facebook’s director of product, says the two countries were chosen because both have largely national user bases without extensive international friend networks, so they work better as closed test groups. Ireland is English speaking, while Spain lets Facebook test out how well the wordless emoji play with non-English users.


So how will it work exactly? Check out the link: https://www.facebook.com/chris.cox/videos/10101920404101583/

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