Facebook to expand Like button with 'Reactions'

Facebook to expand Like button with 'Reactions'

MENLO PARK, CA (WALB) - After years of speculation about a "dislike button," Facebook is finally shedding light on what their next move is when it comes to its iconic action.

In a post Thursday, Facebook's Chief Product Officer Chris Cox announced the official test of "Reactions" - the site's expansion of the Like button.

Facebook's six new "reaction" options will include "Love," "Haha," "Yay," "Wow," "Sad," and "Angry."

Cox said the six new icons aim to help users express reactions more universally across Facebook.

The pilot launch for Reactions will begin in Ireland and Spain, and roll out to all users in the future.

In September, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company was working on something similar to a "dislike button," but didn't want a "forum where people are voting up or down on people's posts," like Reddit.

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