Facebook is ready to let you express more emotions now


"We know it's a big change," said Facebook product manager Sammi Krug in an announcement today. That's right—Facebook is taking its relationship with you to the next level. From now on, you'll be allowed to respond to posts with reactions other than the ubiquitous thumbs up emoji that means "like."

Your five options (other than thumbs up) will be emoji that mean "love," "haha," "sad," "angry," and "wow."

The dramatic change has been brewing for the past year, while the company carefully considered which emotions it would allow people to express: