Facebook isn’t getting a ‘dislike’ button, but the alternative is pretty fun…

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Many have been awaiting Facebook’s rumoured plans to unveil a ‘dislike’ button.

The social network has gone further, however, and has unveiled plans for users to be able to express feelings other than ‘like’ on posts.


Several animated emoticons will soon be rolled out to all users, allowing them to “react” to posts.

They will include love, laughter, happiness, shock, sadness and anger.

Users will hover their mouse over the like button, and select the emoticon.

Just weeks ago, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced that the site had plans to introduce a dislike button.

Users have called for a way to express ‘dislike’ for a post for years.


Ireland and Spain will be the first to get the new emoticons, before they are rolled out to the rest of the world.

The site’s chief product officer, Chris Cox said: “As you can see, it’s not a ‘dislike’ button, though we hope it addresses the spirit of this request more broadly.”