Facebook to expand beyond its ‘like’ button ‘pretty soon’
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It won’t be long before Facebook’s 1.6 billion users have more ways to quickly express their feelings on the world’s largest social network.
After four months of testing outside the U.S., Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says six new emotions will be added to the social network throughout the world “pretty soon.”
Zuckerberg didn’t give a more concrete timetable while discussing the new feature with analysts in a Wednesday conference call.
The additional options will expand Facebook beyond the renowned thumbs-up symbol that people click on to show they like a comment, photo or video posted on the social network.
The new reactions will include symbols for “angry,” ”sad,” ”wow,” ”haha,” ”yay” and “love.”
Facebook has been testing the different reactions in Chile, the Philippines, Portugal, Ireland, Spain, Japan and Colombia.
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