Facebook makes Stories another Like contest with emoji reactions

Posted by @audreylaine, Thu, Jun 28 8:52am

Today Facebook is bringing its Like, Haha, Wow, Sad, Angry and Love “Reactions” from News Feed to Stories, replacing the generic emoji quick replies it previously offered. It’s also adding two “interactive stickers” — a flame and a laughing smile — you can add to your own Stories that when tapped by a friend, shimmer and notify you.

To the same effect, Facebook is letting people start a group reply to your Story with multiple friends that launches a group thread on Messenger. And when you tap to see who’s viewed your Facebook Story, the viewer list will highlight people who sent reactions or Messenger replies.

Also, @marismith has a cameo appearance in this article, demonstrating the Selfie mode, which Facebook is testing, in the Stories camera. It has a Soft Focus option, similar to the recent Instagram Focus feature. You look beautiful, Mari!

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