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Remember last month when Facebook announced that they’d be introducing a “Dislike” button?

Well, that promise has been honoured — sorta. As it turns out, Facebook will start providing its users with a bunch of options other than a simple “Dislike.” The social media site is giving us the opportunity to express a wide range of emotions via (what else) emojis.

Facebook users will be able to hold down the “Like” button under a post, and choose from a range of seven different “emotions”: “Angry,” “Sad,” “Wow,” “Yay,” “Haha,” “Love,” and the now-boring “Like.” The official term for these are “Reactions.”

Facebook’s chief product officer, Chris Cox, posted a video to his profile page explaining the company’s choice to go with emojis:

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, October 8, 2015

 

“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,” said Cox in the video.

For now, the feature is available only in Ireland and Spain (kinda random, we know), so don’t be upset or “sad” when you don’t see it on your personal page.

Facebook product manager Chris Tosswill said that the company will learn what works and what doesn’t from this initial rollout, only making final finishing touches or changes after the company gets feedback from users.

“Yay!”