Like it or not, when it comes to social media networks, Facebook is still on top 鈥 and it鈥檚 okay to be totally obsessed, it turns out. It鈥檚 the great connector, in a way. It鈥檚 a place where we go to get news, connect with friends and even check in on what our fave celebs are doing. The network has been transforming itself to better fit into every corner of our lives, including easing heartbreak during breakups by hiding posts about your ex. There鈥檚 even been rumors bouncing around about Facebook finally rolling out that Dislike button that has been so often requested. The social media company heard those requests and decided to do one better 鈥 er, or more like six better.


Reactions consists of six emoji, in addition to the pre-existing thumbs-up Like button. And, more adorably, the emoji are animated when you scroll over them. The new Reactions are: love, haha, wow, sad and angry. Basically, all the feels. Now you can react appropriately to your friend鈥檚 posts about his dog being sick, getting a new job or sharing an interesting link.


The company has been testing the product since last October in select markets and it looks like they鈥檙e finally ready for the big reveal. Since they鈥檙e original October reveal, Facebook decided to do away with one reaction since the testing: yay. And also, don鈥檛 expect the Dislike button to ever happen. Chris Cox, Facebook鈥檚 Chief Product Officer and the man who masterminded Reactions, told Bloomberg, that would just 鈥渟ow too much negativity.鈥

Facebook is rolling out Reactions worldwide in just a matter of weeks, so stay tuned. Eek! So excited.

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(h/t Bloomberg, photos via Facebook)