Facebook’s ‘like’ button turns ‘angry’ and ‘sad’

An example of the new Facebook like buttons from the WFLA Facebook page

Facebook’s “like” button isn’t going away, but it’s about to get some company.

An example of the new Facebook like buttons from the WFLA Facebook page
An example of the new Facebook like buttons from the WFLA Facebook page

Facebook has been testing alternatives to “like” in about a half-dozen countries. Starting on Wednesday, the social network has made the other responses — “love,” “haha,” “wow,” “sad” and “angry” — available in the U.S. and the rest of the world.

In changing a core part of Facebook, the company says it tried to keep things familiar. The thumbs-up “like” button will look just as it long has, without the other choices cluttering the screen or confusing people. You have to hold that button for a second or two for the alternatives.

The rollout is expected to take a few days. You’ll get the feature automatically on Web browsers, but you’ll need to update your app on iPhones and Android devices.

Check it out: Visit Facebook here.

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