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The Long Wait Is Over: Facebook Is Finally Testing A ‘Dislike’ Button

What do you think, folks? Is this a ‘yay’ or a ‘nay’?

For many years, Facebook users across the world have been clamoring for a dislike button. Initially, the “Like” button was the only thing available in the popular social media site. That eventually changed when the company finally launched Facebook Reactions in 2016. Reactions, as we all know, is a set of additional emojis that helps users express different emotions such as love, sadness, anger, and others.

Still, none of these buttons are the dislike button so some users still continue to bug Mark Zuckerberg for that.

Well, it looks like the long wait is finally over – sort of!

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In a report posted by TechCrunch, the social media giant has admitted that they are currently working on adding reactions to Facebook Messenger.

It is said that this upcoming feature will be similar to iMessage’ “tap back reactions.”

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The new reactions will include 7 new emojis namely heart-eyes, lol, wow, sad, angry, thumbs-up, and, yes, that highly-anticipated thumbs-down.

So does this mean we can finally go on a dislike rampage and attack annoying users who keep on sharing stupid political views or those who post hundreds of selfies per day?

Actually, no.


Again, the thumbs-down emoji is only for Facebook Messenger app and it functions more like a “no” button than “I hate your posts and I hate your guts!” For example, when users are on Messenger and are chatting with several individuals, the thumbs-down emoji can be used to say “no” to a question or to express disagreement to an opinion.

Presently, the new feature is being tested by a select group of Facebookers.

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If the testing proves successful, then we can expect that the company will launch the new feature for all users sooner than later.

As a Facebook representative told TechCrunch:

“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.”

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US Carrier Strike Group Begins Patrols in Highly Disputed South China Sea

The nuclear powered aircraft carrier with a fleet of warships, has started its “routine patrol” amid concerns the sea could become a flash point under Trump’s administration.

In a move that directly challenges Beijing, the U.S. Navy's Carrier Strike Group 1, which includes the Nimitz-class nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, has started what the navy calls "routine operations" in the highly disputed South China Sea, together with a fleet of supporting warships.

Days prior to the deployment, China's foreign ministry warned Washington against challenging Beijing's sovereignty in the contested region despite reports that the U.S. Navy was preparing to sail more warships near China's man-made islands.

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson and a fleet of supporting warships, has begun “routine operations”.

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‘Messengers of Sea God’ Fish Washed Ashore in Philippines, Sparks Fear of Earthquakes

The beaching of oarfish is believed to be an omen to an impending catastrophe.

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Three deep-sea dwelling fish, believed to ominously signal imminent catastrophes, have washed up on the coast of Philippines' southern island, Mindanao, stirring up fears that an earthquake may occur soon.

The oarfish were found dead on the northern shores of Mindanao since February 8. The first one was found dead in a coastal town in Agusan del Norte, a mere two days before a deadly magnitude 6.7 earthquake hit Surigao City. Meanwhile, another oarfish was seen dead in Carmen, also a town in Agusan del Norte. The latest sighting of the ominous fish occurred on Saturday afternoon in Barangay Gusa, Cagayan de Oro City. Locals say that the fish, which was about 15 meters long, was found alive but soon died.

When this huge Oarfish washed ashore in Mindanao, some people predicted an earthquake.

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Gas Cylinder Explosion in China Destroys Home and Sets Man on Fire

He walked out of the building covered in flames.

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A gas cylinder exploded at a residential home in a small town near Yulin City in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in south China. The explosion damaged the house, trapping two people inside. Fortunately, firefighters arrived on the scene, just in the nick of time.

The frightening explosion was caught on camera. In the video, the house owner, a man named Chen, can be seen while carrying a gas cylinder inside the house. A few minutes later, the house suddenly exploded, shattering the door and windows. Chen can then be seen running out of the building with his clothes in flames.

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