Facebook Is Testing Six New Alternatives to the "Like" Button

There's no dislike button, but there are adorable emoji instead.


Back in September, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed that the company was working on an alternative to the "like" button. Ever since you could like things on Facebook, people have been clamoring for a "dislike" button, since not every status is worth liking. (Your friend announcing that her grandma died? You don't exactly like that, after all, but you want to show support.) 

Now, Facebook is telling us a little more, and it's not exactly a "dislike" button. Instead, the site is testing out six different reaction emojis alongside the "like" button that can more specifically describe how you feel. There's a smiley face, a sad face, a "yay" face, and even a pissed off face. "We studied which comments and reactions are most commonly and universally expressed across Facebook, then worked to design an experience around them that was elegant and fun," Chris Cox, Facebook's chief product offer, wrote in an announcement. Here's how it looks:

Currently it's just being tested in Ireland and Spain, so
most people don't have access to it yet. But get ready for lots of angry-face
emoji every time your aunt posts about politics. 

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