Facebook Reactions Get Customizable

NicoleMotta on Monday March 7, 2016 at 10:48:15 AM

Facebook Reactions Get Customizable

Facebook recently launched its six-pack of reaction emoji and, with a new extension, you can customize them.

Available for Firefox and Chrome, developer Rodney Folz launched a new browser extension called Reaction Packs. With this extension, users can swap out the original Facebook emoji pack with a pre-made pack from Folz's website or can submit their own. Currently, users can select Pokémon characters, Soot Sprites, Donald Trump or Justin Trudeau faces, and more. Reaction Packs are "an unofficial project" and it is possible that packs could be taken down for legal or technical reasons. If your pack stops working or looks blank on Facebook, the pack may have been removed. To use Reaction Packs, download and install the extension on your browser and then go to the website to select the pack you want to use on Facebook. The new reaction pack should then replace the original Reaction emoji on Facebook. This will not affect the mobile version of Facebook, as it is only supported by the desktop browsers at this time.

Facebook launched Reactions late last month, expanding its traditional "Like" button to a pack of six Reactions. "Not every moment you want to share is happy. Sometimes you want to share something sad or frustrating. Our community has been asking for a dislike button for years, but not because people want to tell friends they don't like their posts. People wanted to express empathy and make it comfortable to share a wider range of emotions," said Mark Zuckerberg on the new feature. "The result is Reactions, which allow you to express love, laughter, surprise, sadness or anger. Love is the most popular reaction so far, which feels about right to me!"

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