Reactions and Mentions Come to Facebook Messenger

Yes, there IS a thumbs-down emoji, but NO, it is NOT a dislike button

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Facebook Thursday introduced two new features for its Messenger application: Reactions, which it had been testing in Messenger earlier this month, and Mentions.

Reactions bring the six emoji that have been available on Facebook for mobile and desktop since February 2016—Like, Love, Haha, Wow, Sad and Angry—along with a thumbs-down emoji, but the latter does not represent the long-sought-after dislike button, with the social network telling Josh Constine of TechCrunch it refers to the new emoji as No and its intended use is for members in a conversation voting for (Like) or against proposed plans.

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