It’s official — Facebook unveiled its new expanded Like button all across the globe. Gone are the days when the only emotion Facebook allowed you to express was “liking” something. The new extension is known as Reactions, a feature Facebook began testing in Spain and Ireland in October 2015. Reactions reportedly took over a year to develop before Facebook settled into the feature’s current range of emotions: Like, Love, Haha, Wow, Sad and Angry.
Facebook is dedicated to maintaining a high level of engagement, and they were careful not to give users a “dislike” button. The platform wants users to be able to express a wider range of thoughts or feelings “in a positive, supportive way, not to troll friends.”