Facebook is rolling out the long-awaited update to its iconic “Like” button, giving users symbols for “Love,” “Haha,” “Wow,” “Sad” and “Angry.”
“We’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,” said product manager Sammi Krug in a blog post.
“That’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.”
The new list of icons appears when desktop users hover the cursor over the Like button (or press and hold on mobile). Each Facebook post will now list the total number and kind of Reactions. The global rollout process will take a few days to reach the entire network, and mobile users will need to download the app update to access Reactions.