A virtual game changer?

The virtual world is creeping closer and closer to the real world as Facebook now gives its users six reactions to chose from.

Users of the social media site are no longer limited to the ‘Like’, with options now including like, love, haha, wow, sad or angry.

When users hold down the ‘Like’ button the new reactions will appear, giving them more ways to share their reactions in a quick and easy way according to Facebook.

For more than a year it has been conducting global research, including focus groups and surveys, to determine what types of reaction people want to use the most – apparently LOL no longer makes the cut.

While the new feature solves the age old problem (all be it modern age) of trying to figure out the appropriate way to react to someone’s misfortune, a thumbs down feature would be the icing on the cake. 

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