Date
27 July 2017
Apart from 'like' (left), Facebook users can now choose 'love', 'haha', 'wow', 'sad' and 'angry' as reactions to posts. Photo: internet
Apart from 'like' (left), Facebook users can now choose 'love', 'haha', 'wow', 'sad' and 'angry' as reactions to posts. Photo: internet

Facebook goes beyond ‘like’ globally

Facebook Inc.’s users worldwide are no longer limited to a response of “like” to a post.

The social network has added five more choices: “love”, “haha”, “wow”, “sad” and “angry”.

The project, called Reactions, involved months of testing and tweaking to determine the best options, Bloomberg reported.

Users have long called for a “dislike” button, which the company rejected because it would create a negative atmosphere.

Facebook has been increasing its news content through partnerships with media companies for Instant Articles.

Tragic news, for example, may require more nuanced responses than a “like”.

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