Quick Guide To New Facebook Reactions

(To be updated as needed)

Scrolling down my Facebook news feed this morning, I immediately noticed I could do more than “Like” my friends posts. With a quick Google I found this from Facebook newsroom: Reactions Now Available Globally.

On desktop, scroll your mouse over the like button and choose from the reactions that pop up. See below:

On mobile (iOS), first update your Facebook app in the App Store.

Once updated, press & hold the like button, and choose from the reactions that pop up.

(P.S. On iOS they move and it’s super-cute).

Here’s more information on Facebook’s roll-out strategy from Facebook’s Newsroom post:

We understand that this is a big change, and want to be thoughtful about rolling this out. For more than a year we have been conducting global research including focus groups and surveys to determine what types of reactions people would want to use most. We also looked at how people are already commenting on posts and the top stickers and emoticons as signals for the types of reactions people are already using to determine which reactions to offer.
We have been testing Reactions in a few markets since last year, and have received positive feedback so far. Today, we’re excited to offer it to everyone who uses Facebook around the world. We will continue learning and listening to feedback to make sure we have a set of reactions that will be useful for everyone. We hope you enjoy the new Reactions!

They also include a how-to video on the Facebook Newsroom post.

I’m so excited right now. :) I’m like that reaction third from the left.

Last update: Feb 24, 2016 // 9:00 am CST