Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg first shared this new feature back in October. After being bombarded with demands for a "Dislike" button because obviously our reactions stretch far beyond a basic approval, the Facebook team finally took our suggestions to heart and are presenting us with new ways to express ourselves.
Zuckerberg stated that the Facebook team has "spent a lot of time thinking about the best way to give [us] better options for expressing [ourselves], while keeping the experience simple and respectful." While we won't be receiving that "Dislike" button because it warrants too much negativity, we will be able to share expressions of love, laughter, joy, surprise, sadness, and anger. To access these emoji reactions, simply long press or hover over the "Like" button.
Ireland and Spain were the first to test these emoji reactions back in October, and I think Facebook is almost ready to share it with the rest of us. Finally, we can "love" or "haha" the video of the baby indulging in chocolate cake for the very first time in her life. *Insert **Yay** emoji reaction*