Facebook is rolling out “Reactions,” a broader, more inclusive answer to the much-requested “dislike” button. Facebook Reactions will let users express empathy, which the popular but mostly positive “Like” button can fall short of. With Reactions, users can now “Like,” “Love,” “Laugh,” “Yay,” or express “Surprise,” “Sadness” or “Anger.”
Facebook Reactions are like a middle way between emojis and Facebook stickers, and will be built-in to Facebook itself. They’ll be introduced to Spain and Ireland users later this week, and roll out globally soon after.