Facebook's Dislike Button Is Way Better Than You Expected

It's almost here, you guys -- the day we've been waiting for ever since we got hooked on "liking" each other's posts instead of typing out actual replies. Facebook's dislike button is rolling out, and it's even cooler than we thought it was going to be.

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That's because there's not just going to be a thumbs down sign next to the like button -- but six familiar emojis to choose from.

Take a look at this video from Chris Cox, the chief product officer at Facebook, to get an idea of the myriad of reactions you'll soon able to have to your friends' posts.

Today we’re launching a pilot test of Reactions — a more expressive Like button. As you can see, it’s not a “dislike” button, though we hope it addresses the spirit of this request more broadly. We studied which comments and reactions are most commonly and universally expressed across Facebook, then worked to design an experience around them that was elegant and fun. Starting today Ireland and Spain can start loving, wow-ing, or expressing sympathy to posts on Facebook by hovering or long-pressing the Like button wherever they see it. We’ll use the feedback from this to improve the feature and hope to roll it out to everyone soon.

Posted by Chris Cox on Thursday, 8 October 2015

I think my favorite is the angry face. It remind me of Mr. Potato Head in the Toy Story movies, when Mrs. Potato Head packs him an extra pair of shoes, and his angry eyes, just in case.

Hey, you never know when that button will come in handy, but I'm willing to guess it's going to be used a lot going into the 2016 presidential election.

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Seriously, though, I think it's pretty cool. Obviously if you're a decent person, you'll take the time to write an actual comment on a serious post, or if it's someone in your immediate circle. But this gives us more options for our acquaintances, whom we don't necessarily want to ignore -- but it's just that we don't know what to say.

 

Image via Chris Cox/Facebook

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