Facebook hinted that a ‘dislike’ button would be coming to the service soon, so you can add a reaction other than just the humble ‘like.’ Starting today it’s going to start testing exactly that in the real world.
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The Next Web previously reported on a patent that detailed how the new feature would work.
During the test in those countries, pressing the like button shows options for a variety of emotions like love, laughing, shocked, crying and angry. Finally we have a way to actually express emotion, rather than ‘liking’ even the sad posts that show in our feeds.
The test begins tomorrow for users in Spain and Ireland, so get ready to start seeing reaction icons everywhere starting very soon.
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