Facebook brings ‘Reactions’ to comments

Facebook ‘Reaction’ emojis have made their way to comments section on the website, over a year after they made their debut on the social networking website. The company made this announcement during its Q1 financial earnings call on Wednesday.

With ‘Reactions’ emojis coming to comments, users will now be able to choose ‘reactions’ from Like, Love, Haha, Wow, Sad and Angry in the comments in the same way it is for the posts. On desktop, they can simply hover the pointer over the ‘Like’ button and choose one of the ‘reactions’ emojis. In the app, users can long press on the ‘Like’ button to choose the ‘reaction’.

“We’ve heard from people that they’d like more ways to show their Reaction in conversations on Facebook, so we’re rolling out the ability to react to comments,” said the company spokesperson.

On a related note, Facebook at its F8 developer conference showcased its efforts in the VR space by introducing a new app — Spaces. The app allows Oculus Rift users to connect their Facebook accounts and move in a virtual world, talking to the digital avatars of their friends. Spaces is said to initially hit Oculus Rift and Touch, followed by other VR platforms. It can be downloaded from the Oculus Store.

Users can create their own avatars by choosing one of their Facebook photos and the app will automatically generate an avatar based on their image.

During its F8 conference, Facebook also introduced something called React Fibre, along with updated QR code support for Messenger.

At the event, an Instagram engineer also said that users will soon be able to use most of the app’s features offline.

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