In Response to “Care” React, Facebook Announces New Reaction Buttons

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MENLO PARK, CA–After its launch of the “Care” reaction button met with a less-than-enthusiastic reception from users, Facebook has announced a whole new line of reaction buttons to replace “Care.” While many users are still holding out for the long-hoped-for dislike, “meh,” or eye-roll buttons, these new offerings are sure to bring something for almost every possible situation one could encounter in the social media world.

I Understood That Reference. Show off your pop culture savvy by constantly quoting a popular movie that came out eight years ago! Can be used to pretend you know about things like Tiger King or TikTok.

May the Force Be With You. A friendly reaction that anyone on your timeline should be glad to receive. it’s better than the “care” react, and quicker than typing out “thoughts and prayers”!

This Is the Way. A very useful reaction for when this is the way. Also appropriate for when someone else has just posted “This is the way.”

Language! Use this reaction when anyone in your news feed uses a bad language word, even once. You’ll be so popular with all of your friends!

Amazing! Every Word of What You Just Said Was Wrong. Very handy for when anyone voices a perspective that differs even in the slightest from yours about topics like the coronavirus or which presidential candidate has more sexual assault allegations.

I’ve Got a Bad Feeling About This. Useful for when that one guy on your friends list (we all have one!) posts one such opinion and you know the comments are about to explode. Don’t want to get caught in a comment war? Just use the “I’ve Got a Bad Feeling About This” react instead, then sit back and grab some popcorn.

I Don’t Even Know Who You Are. The perfect reaction for when a total stranger, or someone who only has one mutual friend with you, replies to one of your comments or tries to engage you in a political debate.

WHY DID YOU SAY THAT NAME?!? Useful for when you’re in a heated debate with someone online, but then you both realize that your mothers have the same first name, so you suddenly decide to become best friends instead!

What Facebook reaction buttons do you still want?

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