Every day, people come to Facebook to discover
whatâ€™s happening in their world and around the
world, and to share all kinds of things, whether
thatâ€™s updates that are happy, sad, funny or
thought-provoking. News Feed is the central way you can get updates
about your friends, family and anything else that matters to you,
and the central place to have conversations with the people you
care about. Weâ€™ve been listening to people and
know that there should be more ways to easily and quickly express
how something you see in News Feed makes you feel.
Thatâ€™s why today we are launching Reactions, an
extension of the Like button, to give you more ways to share your
reaction to a post in a quick and easy way.
To add a reaction, hold down the Like button on mobile or hover
over the Like button on desktop to see the reaction image options,
then tap either Like, Love, Haha, Wow, Sad or Angry.
We understand that this is a big change, and want to be
thoughtful about rolling this out. For more than a year we have
been conducting global research including focus groups and surveys
to determine what types of reactions people would want to use most.
We also looked at how people are already commenting on posts and
the top stickers and emoticons as signals for the types of
reactions people are already using to determine which reactions to
We have been testing Reactions in a few markets since last year,
and have received positive feedback so far. Today,
weâ€™re excited to offer it to everyone who uses
Facebook around the world.Â We willÂ continue
learning and listening to feedback to make sure we have a set
ofÂ reactions that will be useful for
everyone.Â We hope you enjoy the new Reactions!