Facebook Reveals What Its “Empathy” Button Could Look Like

by • September 21, 2015 • FacebookComments Off on Facebook Reveals What Its “Empathy” Button Could Look Like5816

A few day ago, Mark Zuckerberg surprised the world by revealing that Facebook could be busy working on “a way for users to express dislike” for a post without having to leave a comment. Many, me included, thought this meant a “Dislike” button was on its way.

Now, a few days later, it seems that this remains unlikely. Rather, Facebook could be working on a series of “emoji reactions.”

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In fact, it seems that Facebook has been working on emoji reaction patents since 2013.  The following document shows exactly how this could be working within our Facebook feeds.

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As you can see, the usual “Thumb Up” could be replaced by a choice of emoji for users to select based on their reaction.

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Of course, this approach is not without remembering us of what is already existing on other websites, like Buzzfeed for example, or on the mobile social network Path.

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Facebook said this new “way for users to express dislike” could be rolled out for public testing very soon.


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