Facebook rolls out new “reactions” in addition to Likes

Do you "Like" this? Or is it more of a "wow?"

Facebook has been testing additions to the "Like" button in other countries, but those changes have begun rolling out here in the United States. Users can now choose from reactions other than liking a post.

Those emotions include "Love," "Haha," "Wow," "Sad," and "Angry."

To find the new options:

  • On a desktop: hover your mouse over the "Like" button, then choose the reaction you want.
  • On a mobile device, hold down the Like button and swiping across to choose your new reaction.

(Full disclosure: Not everyone in the newsroom was able to utilize the new feature on mobile devices this morning.)

Facebook has a full breakdown of the new reactions here.

Test it out! Head to our Facebook page and choose some new "reactions" to some of our posts this morning, then let us know what you think of the new features.

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