When your friend on Facebook post an interesting thing, you used to click a “Like” button for your first reaction. But, how if he/she, post a sadness or inappropriate thing and you want to show your first reaction to say that you don’t like the post? There’s no “Dislike” button on Facebook and you have no time to type a comment. The “Like” button seems ambiguous, it cannot explain your clear expression, whether you really like his post or his post make you feel sad? Moreover, sometime you don’t have time for typing a comment.
The long-rumor said, Facebook was working on a “Dislike” button in September, but it seems that they have a better idea. Facebook will have 6 new reaction emoji buttons besides the single Like button. Each emoji will represent your feeling or response. These Emoji buttons are: love, laughter, happiness, shock, and anger, which will sit alongside the original thumb-up. All Emoji buttons will show up after you touch/click the Like button.
According to Engadget, Facebook will start testing this new feature tomorrow, October 9 in two countries: Ireland and Spain. Why they choose those 2 countries?
Adam Mosseri, Facebook’s director of product, says it’s because both have largely national user bases without extensive international friend networks, so they work better as closed test groups. Ireland is an English speaking country, while Spain lets Facebook test out how well the wordless emoji play with non-English users.