Drastic changes: Facebook adds alternatives to the like-button

Drastic changes: Facebook adds alternatives to the like-button
Drastic changes: Now Facebook adds alternatives to the like-button

Since Facebook was created in 2004, the social media giant has taken a leading role on Internet.

One of the main reasons: The widely used and much debated "like-button" - a feature that according to Bloomberg is used 6 billion times daily by Facebook's just over 1.6 billion users.

Now the social networking giant is about to roll out emoji-style Reactions, which will allow you to express your feelings in a more nuanced fashion, and the world famous Like-thumb will be replaced.

Reacticons takes over

The decision was, according to Bloomberg, taken for around a year ago and Facebook users will start getting the new function named "Reactions" in a few weeks.

BBC writes that Facebook users will get six new features related to where they can express feelings about the content: "love", "haha", "wow" and "yay".

In addition, the more negative "sad" and "angry", as well as a feature to express the more traditional "like"-reaction.

The decision comes after the social medium's product manager Simon Cox had himself previously tried to get rid of the system as it is today a number of times.

- Yes do it. Good luck, this will be difficult, founder Mark Zuckerberg said to his colleague after the proposal was submitted last year.

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