Emoji are an important currency on Facebook — we use them to support our friends' posts, express our condolences, and now we even have them as an option when it comes to responding to comments! If you're wondering how to use Facebook reactions on comments in your News Feed, then I've got you covered. With the expansion of reaction options, you can start personalizing your responses without all those pesky words getting in the way. Hooray!
Although being able to use reactions on posts has been around for a while now, being able to use them on comments is new. Indeed, Facebook fans have been cambering for more ways to interact with their News Feeds, and the message has been received. “We’ve heard from people they’d like more ways to show their reaction in conversations on Facebook, so we’re rolling out the ability to react to comments,” a Facebook spokesperson tells Bustle. The expanded feature started rolling out for desktop users on Wednesday, May 3, and is now available to mobile users as well. Users can now choose from six emoji options with the tap of their screen, instead of being restricted to only hitting "Like" are "Reply" on comments.
This update comes about a month after Facebook Messenger added the ability to post reactions on individual messages — so now users can react to pretty much anything with a diverse group of animated pictograms. The reactions on comments work identically to to those on main News Feed posts and are visible to all — so keep that in mind before selecting the "angry" emoji as a reply every time.
Here's how to respond to comments with Facebook reactions, and save time instead of typing: