Until recently people could react on a Facebook post with 6 standard reactions (Like, Love, Haha, Wow, Sad and Angry.) It has taken a while for everybody to make an extra effort to ‘react’ on a post. Ok! I might be old school. I liked the just ‘like’ world.
But few days since people have found a new reaction emoji- a purple flower. To clear the doubt, the social networking site says it is bringing the emoji back after a brief appearance last year for Mother’s Day.
And internet fraternity seems to have liked this ‘purple flower’.
facebook should keep the purple flower emoji for good 💜🌸 let's all be thankful for everything!
— ㅤCamille Malvecino (@cmalvecinoo) May 13, 2017
Update: the new purple flower called "thankful" on Facebook just made me cry
— Katie (@kmschafer) May 13, 2017
So true and I love the new little purple expressions flower ! Good job Facebook. Love seeing these beauties pop… https://t.co/7St6stO5nn
— Gracie Walters (@1Gracie_Walters) May 13, 2017
The ‘purple flower’ means ‘Thankful’.
According to UNILAD, Facebook in a statement said, “In honour of Mother’s Day, we are testing the ability of people in a few markets to leave a flower reaction.”
It does seem to make sense because sometimes you just want the original poster to know-Ok! Thanks buddy for letting know. Maybe you will not necessarily like the post like some sad event or agonizing story.
It was only recently that Facebook extended the reaction functionality to comments. It is fun- why should only posts invite the reaction. My friend’s comment on my status can offend me too.
A spokesperson from Facebook said in a statement: “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.”
Facebook has not stated that if they will be extending this ‘purple flower thankful’ emoji to other occasions like Father’s Day or Christmas. I would like that idea. Would you?