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