What The Tech: Facebook Likes Upgrade


No more awkward “likes” when someone posts their grandmother died. You can do more than just ‘like’ a post. The social network announced and released new reactions for posts. in addition to the like button, you can now ‘love’, ‘haha’, ‘wow’, and show that you’re sad or angry.

Facebook says it conducting research and focus groups for over a year before pushing the button on releasing the new options You’ll see the choices when you hold down the ‘like button’ on your mobile device or hover over it using the web.

Every time you have a birthday you know what it’s like; dozens and dozens of birthday wishes filling up your Facebook page. But that’s so ‘last year’s birthday’. Facebook is rolling out new video birthday greetings. You now have the option to record a :15 birthday greeting that posts directly on your friend’s wall. You’ll see the option once you begin posting on their timeline.

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