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Facebook Changes the Like Button Globally to Add More Reactions

  • Company has been testing options with users for months
  • Facebook wants alternatives that work for sad news and more
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Source: Facebook

Facebook Inc. has finally changed its iconic like button.

The social network has increased the number of options for reacting to posts, beyond "like." Beginning Wednesday, people have five more choices: “love,” “haha,” “wow,” “sad” and “angry.” Bloomberg Businessweek recently told the story of the project, which involved months of testing and tweaking to determine the best options. Users had long rallied for a “dislike” button, which the company rejected because it would create a negative atmosphere.