Facebook Reactions are now officially a year old, and have already etched its name as one of the most successful introductions from the social networking behemoth, Facebook. India however, isn’t among the top countries to use reactions.
Unveiled last February, Facebook Reactions have witnessed an astonishing adoption rate, with numbers backing the fact up. Facebook Reactions have now been used more than 300 billion times by the Facebook population.
Allowing users to express a much broader range of emotions through the reactions, namely, ‘Love, Haha, Wow, Sad and Angry’ joined the iconic Facebook ‘Like’ button.
The most popular and widely used ‘Reaction’ was ‘Love’ which made up half of all reactions, most arriving on Christmas Day in 2016.
Reactions were a huge hit all over the world, and these are the top 10 countries where residents use the feature the most:
For years, Facebook users had been rallying for a dislike button, something that allows them to have their say without actually saying it in the comments section.
The ‘Dislike’ button was considered to have the potential to be misused, but the Facebook audience still had a number of emotions that they wished to demonstrate. Hence cometh, ‘Reactions”.
When the update was announced last year, Mark Zuckerberg said, “Not every moment you want to share is happy. Sometimes you want to share something sad or frustrating.” He also added, “Our community has been asking for a dislike button for years, but not because people want to tell friends they don’t like their posts. People wanted to express empathy and make it comfortable to share a wider range of emotions.”