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Facebook is extending our emotions beyond ‘like’

Jon Estrada

Not so great with words? No worries. Soon, you won’t have to “like” your friends’ bad news on Facebook. Though you won’t be able to “dislike” things either—seriously, when can we get that button?!—the Palo Alto social-media titan will soon debut six “reactions,” allowing its 1 billion users to respond to posts with not only “like” but “love,” “haha,” “wow,” “sad” and “anger.” Ireland and Spain will test the emojis before they roll out to other markets with possible tweaks. Disappointingly, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says a “dislike” button is too negative and not being considered, to which we react: “wow, sad.”

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