Facebook has begun rolling out a new update that will let users respond to posts with different emoji. The new reaction button has six different reactions with which users can respond—they are the normal “like” button, “love,” “haha,” “yay,” “wow” and “anger.”
To access the buttons, which aren’t yet available in the United States, users either long press the “like” button while on a mobile device or hover over the “like” button on a desktop browser. Similar to a regular post, users will only be able to react with one button, so you can’t “like” and “wow” the same post, for example.
Users are increasingly using mobile devices to access Facebook. By adding more reaction buttons, Facebook is making it easier for users to quickly respond to a post instead of typing out a comment.
Social Media Tip of the Month: Create a Web Link in Your Instagram Posts
Increase traffic to your website on Instagram by inserting a URL that will be visible in your posts under your username. This simple trick will make it easier for customers to access your website.
Take your photo, add filters, etc.
Before posting, click “Add to Photo Map.”
Instead of picking a location, enter your URL.
Social Media Platform of the Month: Weave
Weave lets users “match” with other professionals in the area to network and foster business relationships. The free social networking app (iOS and Android) pulls information from your LinkedIn profile to build your Weave profile. You can then customize your profile to define who you are looking to meet. Think of it as Tinder but for business; swipe right if you are interested in networking or left if not.
Once the profile is set up, users can tailor their search to people with whom they are interested in networking. They can choose from job titles, industries, proximity and so on. The whole idea of Weave is to transform networking and make it easier for people to make lasting business connections.
Here’s an interesting use for Weave: entrepreneurs connecting with investors. The former can quickly swipe through potential investors and find ones that would be a good fit for their business, and vice versa. Entrepreneurs also can use Weave to find employees (e.g. engineers, marketers, etc.) and even co-founders.