The Messenger reactions feature adds to a function introduced to the website in early 2016. According to TechCrunch the company is now testing this new feature that would allow users to add these reactions to individual conversation strings.
Get ready to troll your friends by disliking all their messages!
Facebook reactions are always engaging and fun to add.
From the beginning of the launch of Facebook everyone has waited for the option of DISLIKE button. Facebook has finally bowed down to the pressure and has introduced the button, however, the button is available only in Facebook Messenger.
According to a report in TechCrunch, Facebook was testing out a "thumbs down" reaction in addition to the already available reactions. In February 2016 the "Like" thumb was supplemented by a series of Emoji's expressions of emotions - the Dislike button was not among them.
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The feature is being tested in the Facebook Messenger app on all platforms including iOS and Android. It was expected that it could lead to too much criticism and people may end up using the button more than the like button. Instead, users will still have to select from a sad or angry face to convey a negative reaction. One that if it gets the thumbs up will be the first time a Dislike option has appeared anywhere on Facebook!
No matter how many times Mark Zuckerberg says he will never, ever make one, at least once a year, it seems, a fresh rumor picks up steam. All the people in the thread will be able to see the reactions per message, including who were the people who reacted in specific ways. Now the company is reportedly trying a tool like "Dislike' button as a way of reaction to any post". This feature is being now tested among a few users, and will be open to everyone in a few weeks.
The report said, "Facebook says people often use Messenger for planning and coordination, and it's experimenting to see if reactions are helpful for quick logistics and voting".
Christmas 2016 had the highest number of reactions used on posts in a single day, a Facebook representative told New York Magazine.