Facebook skipping “dislike” button, adding emoji reactions instead

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Facebook is skipping the “dislike” button and adding emoji reactions instead.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg had social media going wild after announcing the “dislike” button. Instead of going that route, the social media giant has created “Reactions,” a new 6 emoji pop-up.

According to Techcrunch.com the feature allows users to quickly respond with love, laughter, happiness, shock, sadness and anger emoticons. Reactions was launched today only in Ireland and Spain.  The feature is not available in Messenger or any other Facebook-owned products.

Once the test is complete, Facebook will decide if the buttons will be launched in other markets.