How many times have you had a friend on Facebook post something like "Uncle Jim passed away today, we will miss you so much" ?
You're options before today were to leave a comment (nice of you), or hit the "like" button which for me never just seemed right. Thankfully Facebook have today launched "Reactions".
Facebook's release today said:
"Every day, people come to facebook to discover what’s happening in their world and around the world, and to share all kinds of things, whether that’s updates that are happy, sad, funny or thought-provoking. News feed is the central way you can get updates about your friends, family and anything else that matters to you, and the central place to have conversations with the people you care about. We’ve been listening to people and know that there should be more ways to easily and quickly express how something you see in news feed makes you feel. That’s why today we are launching reactions, an extension of the like button, to give you more ways to share your reaction to a post in a quick and easy way.
To add a reaction, hold down the like button on mobile or hover over the like button on desktop to see the reaction image options, then tap either like, love, haha, wow, sad or angry."
Here's a nice video of the new feature from Wired: