Facebook has just revealed a fresh addition for their users, the new Reactions button. Earlier in September, Mark Zuckerberg announced an interesting addition to Facebook that users? have been waiting for a long time; the dislike button. There were some questions about how the new dislike button would work but Zuckerberg only promised that it won?t run like the ?downvote? button on Reddit, according to the Atlantic.
?We are beginning to test Reactions ? an extension of the Like button that gives more people more ways to share their reaction to a post in a quick and easy way,? Facebook product manager Chris Tosswill said in a statement. ?We?re excited to start this test, but understand that this is a big change, and one that we want to make sure to get right,? he added. Tosswill also explained how they were going to start offering Reactions to countries such as Ireland and Spain on Thursday, ?where people will be able to react to any post across Facebook ? a post from a friend, advertiser, publisher or business.?
Although it won?t have a dislike and sad button, it may be a better and more appropriate upgrade for Facebook. ?Our goal is to show you the stories that matter most to you in News Feed. Initially, just as we do when someone likes a post, if someone uses a Reaction, we will infer they want to see more of that type of post,? Tosswill said. ?We will spend time learning from this initial rollout and iterate based on findings in the future,? he added.
According to the Atlantic, when users hold a click on the like button, they will have the option to choose from a number of reactions to put in a post such as a heart, a sad face, an angry face, or a stunned face (meaning to say ?wow!?). ?We see this as an opportunity for businesses and publishers to better understand how people are responding to their content on Facebook,? Tosswill shared.
We?ll definitely find out more about the new Reactions once Facebook publicly shares their new addition. For the meantime, let?s wait and see how everything will go on Ireland and Spain.