Facebook update 'like' button options

28 January 2016

Last October, we warned you that Facebook would be replacing 'Likes' with emotions. Well, now they're being rolled out, with a host of new buttons which will stop you having to give a thumbs-up to someone's upsetting status update.

Now, you'll be able to choose from a load of emoji faces, so you can express how angry, happy, or whatever you are about something, without having to actually type words out.

And they're going to look like this.

facebook emoji

There was an option for 'yay', but in testing, people couldn't agree on what the face was doing, so they scrapped it.

Anyway, these new emotional buttons will appear on the Facebook mobile app when you push down on the usual thumb for longer than you would normally.

Chris Cox, Facebook’s chief product officer, said: "You can love something, you can be sad about something, you can laugh out loud at something. We know on phones people don’t like to use keyboards and we also know that the like button does not always let you say what you want."

You'll be able to try this all out in the next couple of weeks. [/notfussedemoji]

 

TOPICS:   Social Media   Mobile

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