It looks like you will soon be able to react to individual messages on Facebook Messenger. The social networking company recently confirmed to TechCrunch that they are testing the ability to add reactions on Facebook Messenger.
The feature is similar to what Apple has on iMessage. Just tap on the message you would like to react to, and Facebook Messenger will give you a list of reactions. The reactions are similar to what we already have on Facebook – heart eyes, laughing, wow, crying, angry, thumbs up, and finally, a thumbs down reaction.
“We’re always testing ways to make Messenger more fun and engaging. This is a small test where we enable people to share an emoji that best represents their feelings on a message.” – Facebook told TechCrunch.
Sadly though, the reactions on Facebook Messenger feature is currently limited to a small number of users only. The company did not mention any timeline or if they will even release this feature to everyone else. Additionally, if you think that Facebook will finally introduce the “dislike” button on its News Feed, don’t get your hopes up to high. According to TechCrunch, Facebook sees the thumbs up/down button on Messenger as a yes/no reaction that would help make it easier for a group of people to vote on certain things like a lunch venue.
Reactions has been on Facebook for over a year now. Facebook says that users have used over 300 billion reactions so far, with “Love” as the most popular one that makes up more than half of all Reactions. It’s no wonder the company wish to launch this feature to more of its products.