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Move Over, 'Like' Button; Emojis Are Coming To Facebook

Facebook has plans to test emoji-like "reactions" in Spain and Ireland.
Posted at 10:21 AM, Oct 08, 2015

Give the people what they want: tiny cartoon faces instead of actual words.

Facebook users in Spain and Ireland will reportedly be able to test versions of the social media website's "reactions" emojis as early as Friday.

Facebook has long had "stickers" for its messenger function, but perhaps it found people just want faces — not faces on pizza slices and ketchup bottles. (Video via Facebook)

The company has expressed interest in moving beyond the "like" button for a while now. (Video via Facebook)

Last month co-founder Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook was working on a "dislike" button, not for negativity but for users to show empathy.

While Facebook hasn't said its emojis are the new dislike button, some outlets, like VentureBeat, are.

For now, you'll have to show empathy with a sad, frowny face. If that makes you mad, at least you'll be able to express it with this little guy soon.

This video includes images from The All-Nite Images / CC BY SA 2.0.