Pulse.com.gh logo

Facebook New emojis for status updates

Facebook is adding 'reaction buttons' along with 'like' you can choose to show love, anger, sadness, surprise or laughter.

  • Published:

No longer will Facebook users only have the  little blue thumbs up to acknowledge posts.

The social network which boasts over 1.5 billion users has announced it will soon be adding new "reaction buttons" that will increase our opportunities to express emotional over posts.

'Liking' something is not always the appropriate response to what we see on Facebook, so the additions of the five animated emojis might be just what you are looking for.

The emojis are listed as love, angry, sad, wow and haha.

Techworm has reported the global rollout will follow  on from a period of intense local testing in Spain, Ireland, Chile and a number of other countries.

Bloomberg has reported the reactions will be available in coming weeks.

According to Bloomberg,  the decision to add the reactions involved consultation with sociologists to carefully create a range of emotions that could accurately take into account huge variety of posts that are put on Facebook.

Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg had said the reactions were intentionally designed as an alternative to the Dislike button, a feature that users have long been asking for.

“Reactions gives you new ways to express love, awe, humor and sadness. It’s not a dislike button, but it does give you the power to easily express sorrow and empathy — in addition to delight and warmth. You’ll be able to express these reactions by long pressing or hovering over the Like button,” he said in a statement.

There was originally a sixth button to be added, called 'yay' but it has since been scraped.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos

Top Articles

1 Breaking Otabil finally breaks silence on banking controversiesbullet
2 Investment banks in Ghana Top 5 investment banks in Ghana and why you...bullet
3 Banking Crises Sahel Sahara and Omni Bank become latest to mergebullet
4 Nana Appiah Mensah Menzgold boss apologises to BoG after Twitter rantbullet
5 Increment Fuel prices to go up again – IESbullet
6 Incompetence Otabil wasn't qualified to be Capital Bank Board...bullet
7 Bank Collapse Capital Bank Board misused GHC 610 million...bullet
8 Capital Bank Collapse Here are the roles of a...bullet
9 Banking In Ghana Stranded customers of First Allied...bullet
10 Collapsed Banks Here are the auditing firms for the 7...bullet

Top Videos

1 Former Capital Bank staff grills pork for survivalbullet
2 Forbes 2018 Africa's billionaires rich listbullet
3 New Discovery Ghana discovers new mineral, lithium in commercial...bullet
4 Money Alert Meet Africa's richest womanbullet
5 Dr Joseph Siaw Agyepong Nobody can collapse my company – JOSPONGbullet
6 Support Finance minister buys Kantanka carbullet
7 Plane Crash Starbow suspends operations following plane crashbullet
8 New Phones Nokia MWC 2018 Event in 5 minutesbullet
9 Video We are determined to move Ghana beyond aid - Bawumiabullet
10 Tech 6 reasons you should buy an iPhone SE instead of...bullet