The long-awaited reaction buttons introduced by the Facebook seem to have the hidden agenda claimed the sources. The Facebook team was working on this new feature for almost two years since people have been demanding for the ‘dislike ‘button and Mark Zuckerberg was not in favor of creating the ‘dislike’ button for various reasons. But after two years Facebook finally introduced the reaction buttons instead of dislike button, what is the reason behind that, let’s have a look at it here.
According to the report published in the Business Insider for years people have been waiting for the dislike button alongside the iconic Like button but it was predicted that it will never happen since the CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg have answered it into the Q&A session “People have asked about the dislike button for many years,” he said, as quoted by Wired. “We’ve finally heard you and we’re working on this and we will deliver something that meets the needs of the larger community.”
Finally in the month of October 2015, the company announced the testing launch of the reaction buttons beside the Like button. It was the sequence of six emoji that were complementing the like button. “love,” “haha,” “yay,” “wow,” “sad,” and “angry.” And finally, on Wednesday 24th February Facebook rolled out the new buttons for their users worldwide. According to the sources at Facebook headquarters, the reaction buttons were the results of the feedbacks from the people. “It is the expression of feelings towards the contents displayed in the newsfeed and how you feel about it. “That’s why we have launched the reaction buttons as an extension of Like button by giving you more ways to express your feelings to the post,” said the sources.