Barely days after Facebook rolled out Reactions as alternatives for the Like button, we now have a new Chrome and Firefox extension that will let users swap them with Pokemon characters or even Donald Trump.
Yes, you heard it right! The browser extension has tonnes of new emojis that can be used to replace the Facebook Reactions emojis. These have been created by developer Rodney Folz and he calls them the Reaction Packs. While the reactions remain same, like Haha, Wow, Sad, Angry, Like and Love; the Facebook emojis have been replaced by characters out of Pokemon and a couple of political leaders.
Apart from Donald Trump and Pokemon, we can also see Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s emojis for Haha, Wow, Angry, Love and other Reactions. Users will need to download the web extension available here.
Facebook recently launched Reactions for both mobile and desktop. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote about the new reactions on the site, “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.”
Facebook says it took them over a year of global research, including focus groups and surveys, to determine what types of reactions people would want to use the most.