Facebook, the social media giant, will be introducing new 6 emojis to join the old Facebook emoji on Facebook in the next couple of days.
Most people tend to use emojis in communicating how they feel better. Emojis makes those status update much appealing and this is why you’d be seeing new sets of emojis on Facebook soon.
Chris Cox, Facebook’s chief product officer, lead the team who helped create and test the new Facebook Reactions buttons, with input from Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg:
Within the company, there was some debate on how to add the options without making every post look crowded with things to click. The simpler Facebook is to use, the more people will use it. Zuckerberg had a solution: Just display the usual thumbs-up button under each post, but if someone on her smartphone presses down on it a little longer, the other options will reveal themselves. Cox’s team went with that and added animation to clarify their meaning, making the yellow emojis bounce and change expression. The angry one turns red, looking downward in rage, for example. Once people click their responses, the posts in News Feed show a tally of how many wows, hahas, and loves each generated.
The new 6 emoji that will be coming to Facebook soon are Love, Haha, Yay, Wow, Sad and Angry.