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Facebook Gets A Dislike Button – Sort Of

Update: Facebook's latest 'Reactions' emoji have finally been rolled out in the UK as of 24 February

Now here's something you'll Like.

Last year, grey t-shirt champion Mark Zuckerberg hinted that Facebook was about to launch a new way of 'empathising' with posts other than the long-standing 'Like' button. 

But it wasn't going to be a 'Dislike' button. The Zuck was keen to emphasise that the social network didn't "want to turn Facebook into a forum where people are voting up or down on people’s posts. That doesn’t seem like the kind of community we want to create."

What they've come up with instead is far more millennial-friendly: emoji reactions.

In addition to liking a post, you can now express your emotional reaction with a range of basic 'stickers' - which Facebook describes as an "extension" to the Like button. You can't "Dislike", but you can express if something has made you "Angry".

Initially tested by Irish and Spanish users, the new reactions are now available to UK users. Such is their planned integration into Facebook's ranking system, there's no way of turning them off.

Time to embrace the world of moving emoji. Or migrate to Twitter.