After years of whining, never-ending debates and online petitions, the Facebook dislike feature has now become a reality and that too, played very smartly. Instead of launching an actual ‘dislike’ button, Facebook introduces ‘Reactions’.
Facebook’s 31-year-old CEO defines Reactions as ‘a more expressive Like button’. Not every post can be liked, shown support or commented on. Mark Zuckerberg realizes that one button cannot possibly surmise the intensity of human emotion, and the company is set to launch a ‘smiley’ based feature to help you express yourself better, and more simply. Reactions enables you to express love, awe, humor and sadness leaving behind the ‘hate factor’ millions of us were banging on about.
The first two countries set to try this feature are Ireland and Spain. Here’s keeping our fingers crossed it makes it as far as Pakistan.