Hold down the Like button on mobile or hover over the Like button on desktop to view the reaction picture options, then tap Like, Love, Haha, Wow, Sad, or Angry.
When commenting on a status update, you can select from a variety of new emotions with the press of a button. Five animated emojis appear when you hold the "like" button on mobile or linger over the "like" button on desktop. To convey your feelings, tap "love," "haha," "amazing," "sad," or "mad." If you're having trouble choosing, try laughing it off or whining - maybe someone else will love or hate it enough to tell you what to do.
Emojis are small graphical images that can be used in place of words. They were originally created as shorthand for expressing emotion in text messages, but have since become popular on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.
People all over the world use emojis every day in their conversations. But many people don't know that you can express yourself through emojis too. Each emoji has different meanings depending on which language it is translated into. By combining several emojis together, you can create even more complex expressions.
For example, here are two sentences written out word by word with the help of some emojis:
"I love you!" - Emoji Love!
Emoji are great because they can be used to express complicated ideas in simple ways. This means that younger users who may not be able to write long sentences easily enough can still share their thoughts with others.
Add a Reaction: To display the reaction choices, hold down the like button on mobile (or hover over the like button on desktop). Tap like, love, lol, wow, sad, furious, or care from there. (In Messenger, simply press and hold the default heart reaction to activate the animated care reaction.) Reactions are visible to all your friends in the comments section of any post that has been reacted to.
Your reactions show up under the caption "What would [your name] think of this?" You can add a reaction to anything you post on Facebook - questions you ask others, events, articles, videos... everything. And your friends will be able to see how you felt about it.
You can also add multiple reactions if you want to display your feelings about something more than once. For example, you could say something funny then add angry and disappointed as reactions.
Finally, you can delete reactions. This is useful if you delete something after saying something like love/like/wow but before pressing the button that displays those options. In this case, you'll still have expressed an opinion about what you deleted, so your friends will still know your views on the subject.
Deleting a reaction doesn't remove it from the timeline, it just hides it from further view by other users. The only people who won't be able to see your reaction anymore are you and anyone else who hasn't seen it yet.
Your response options will appear when you hover over it. If you're using the mobile app on a phone or tablet, hold down the "Like" button for a few seconds. In the pop-up, click the heart icon. This will display a "love reaction" with a heart beneath the selected post or remark. Launch Facebook on your computer, mobile device, or tablet. Go to Facebook.com/Love.
Navigate to the post or comment to which you wish to respond. Hover over "like" to select a reaction. The most popular replies display as symbols underneath the post or comment (example:). Click this symbol to view your options for commenting.
Reactions are an extension of the Like Button that allows individuals to quickly and easily communicate their reaction to a post. The reactions include words like: love, caring, LOL, wow, sad, and furious. Never modify, rotate, exaggerate, or attempt to reproduce the reactions to guarantee correct and consistent use. Also note that not all people will see some of your reactions.
The default setting for new posts is for them to be non-reactionable, which means that users cannot express dissatisfaction with them. This can be changed by users with admin access to their accounts. They can also decide what kind of content they want to make available for reactions - such as only posts from their friends or all public posts. Finally, they can choose whether they want to allow only positive reactions or both negative and positive ones.
Users can view their own reactions by going to the Home Page and clicking on the small blue icon in the top right corner. This will take them to their News Feed where they will find a list of their favorite brands, movies, and more along with comments made about them. Clicking on one of these items will display the user's reaction to it.
If someone else's reaction interests you, simply go to their profile page and click on the little eye to view their reactions to others' posts.
You can also search for any object, person, or place and read the reactions they have given out via Facebook.
Hover your mouse cursor over the standard Like button on any Facebook post to display one of six new expressive icons: Like, Love, Haha, Wow, Sad, or Angry. Hold your finger on the Like button until the six options show to respond to a Facebook post on the mobile app. Or press the Menu icon to select an option from the drop-down menu.