Facebook Adds Likes to Comments

Liking other people’s comments — it’s a feature that people have been asking for since back when FriendFeed came out with the “Like” button, years ago. Now it’s finally going to happen, on Facebook.

In a post today, company engineer Tom Whitnah says that it is rolling the product out gradually, so many users won’t see it yet.

Whitnah writes, “Similar to liking other content, when you click “Like” on a comment the commenter will receive a notification. Other people who can see the comment based on its privacy setting also will be able to see who has liked the comment.”

This is a commonly requested feature that we expect users will adopt pretty quickly.

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