First entered into testing last year in October, Reactions from Facebook is now available globally for all to use. Basically, instead of liking or commenting on a post through your phone or desktop computer, users scrolling through a timeline can include additional emoji to better express themselves. The only problem, you better hope your emotions can be best summed up by one of only six usable emoji.
To use the feature on desktop, hover over the “like” button on any post. When hovering, six emoji will pop up and be animated. Available emoji are Like, Love, Haha, Sad, Angry, and Wow. On mobile, long press the like button and the same options will hover and animate themselves.
Reactions is cute, but not exactly revolutionary. Using a keyboard on your phone you can already insert any emoji you want to express yourself with. Besides, none of these emoji are wearing sunglasses or flipping the bird. We all know those are the best emoji.
The change is already live on desktop and is rolling out to mobile users now.