Yes, bringing the “reactions” forward again! You can “love”, be “angry”, “cry” , “laugh” not only at people’s posts that show up in your Newsfeed but also inside messenger when chatting with somebody if they are sending you a picture. What are they trying to achieve with this?
Are they trying to become Skype? Probably. Not.
Are they trying to make lazy people’s life easier? Probably.
Are they trying to knock out WhatsApp? Of course that’s it!
Are they trying to making you spend much more time in messenger? That’s for sure. This update makes you stop by more often in their messenger because you know you can easily react to your friend’s image by adding a “thumbs up” or ” laugh” reaction. Here’s how it works (nothing that you don’t already know):
Friend sends you image on chat, you can react using one of the following: love, laugh, surprised, cry, mad, thumbs up or thumbs down.
Then, once you have selected your emoji, you can preview and see it zoomed in.
Your friend gets a notification that you reacted to their photo.
I still don’t see the true value in having those emojis inside your chat unless you have a chat group and it makes sense for the whole gang to use emoji even for fun. But wait, there are not many Facebook chat groups because people have WhatsApp. So, yeah.
The fact is we already have emojis inside messenger anyways or am I dreaming? Plus, as a frequent user I do use emojis in messenger but creating them using the keyboard, you know, adding: 😉 or 😀 or 😛 or ^_^ which automatically transforms them, in messenger, in (“translated” in the message field in the same order “transformed”):
But hey, your friend would not know that you actually “Reacted” to his photo unless it’s attached to it as per zoomed preview above.