Sacramento: Social media network has been making a lot of visible changes in the past. On Friday, it introduced a new reaction button for users. A purple flower emoticon joins the bandwagon of ‘like’, ‘love’, ‘wow ‘, ‘haha’, ‘sad’ and ‘angry’ reactions buttons for posts.
You can now be grateful (iOS) or thankful (if you’re using Android or are logged on from a desktop) for posts you see on your feed.
While there’s still no dislike option, this new addition comes as a part of Facebook’s ongoing process to roll out more diverse ways for people to react to posts. The grateful option is the latest in the six already existing reactions for users to express their feelings on a status, picture.
However, this does not mark the ‘grateful’ reaction’s debut. In 2016, Facebook had first introduced the reaction right before Mother’s Day. But at the point it was added as a temporary reaction, and disappeared soon after the special day.
The question remains as to whether the new reactionary emoji is going to stay permanent to express gratitude.