Anger, hate, love to join 'like' on Facebook

While we do love the 'like' button in our Facebook apps a lot, doesn't it get boring sometimes? There are so many ways we react to new posts and just one emotion doesn't exactly cater to them all.

Over eleven years after it was first launched, it seems Facebook is finally doing something about it, if Endgadget in Spain is to be believed.

As per the report, Facebook is bringing in emotions like laughter, happiness, love, sadness, anger and shock soon so that you'll be more accurate the next time you'll react to a new post. Don't worry, the 'like' button will stay.

Even though this is welcome news, we wonder how Facebook will fit in all these new icons in our little smartphone displays, or to be precise, how it will display a count of how many users clicked on each of these emotions.

Thankfully, Endgadget has included a picture in its report which suggests how a new post with all these new emotion icons will look like. The image shows a picture with seven circular icons below it and options like 'reply' and 'share' sitting at the bottom.

Facebook, however, isn't completely secretive about it. Last month, Zuckerberg talked about working on an alternative to the 'like' button but insisted 'dislike' won't be it.

"We didn't want to just build a dislike button because we don't want to turn Facebook into a forum where people are voting up or down on people's posts. That doesn't seem like the kind of community we want to create," he said. He didn't mention bring in an army of emotions either, nor has Facebook responded since Endgadget turned up with their 'leak.'

The leak has also suggested that Facebook is ready to launch trials of the new emotion icons in Ireland and Spain later this week.

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    Guest25th Nov 2015

    This is really isttreneing stuff, i'm looking forward to see how it turns out.I won't be there in person as i live in the U.K. but hopefully someone w...

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