Facebook's Reactions Take 'Liking' to the Next Level
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Feb 24, 2016, 8:13 AM by Eric M. Zeman
Facebook today made its expanded set of reactions available to all users of the social network. Rather than simply allow people to like other posts, users can now select from six reactions, including like, love, haha, wow, sad or angry. On mobile devices, users need to long-press the like button to call up the additional set of selections. Facebook says it has been testing reactions in a small number of markets since last year and has so far received positive feedback about the added emotional tools. Facebook says it will continue to pay attention to how the new reactions are used and alter them if need be. Reactions are also available on the web.
Jul 22, 2020
Google has updated Messages — its own standards-based rich messaging app for Android — to support emoji-like message reactions, similar to the reactions features in iMessage and Facebook. Available reactions are: like, love, laughter, surprise, sadness, anger, and dislike.
Mar 10, 2022
Google today started rolling out a major update to its Messages app, the default SMS and RCS messaging app on most new Android phones. It includes several major new features, but the biggest for most people may be automatic conversion and tidier display of emoji reactions from iPhone users .
Dec 4, 2020
Google has added a new blog-like "community feed" feature to Google Maps, which highlights "what’s happening in your area" and "makes it easier to discover things to do and places to go". It includes user-submitted photos, reviews, and posts from local experts, posts and updates from local businesses, and articles related to the area from major publishers.
Feb 23, 2021
Google has started rolling out an update to it Messages app that lets users schedule a text message to send at a later time. The feature is designed for people with "loved ones in another time zone or on a different schedule".
It most assuredly is overdue for something besides having to either co-sign or sit in silence.