More and more people prefer to use text communication instead of using their phones for, well, phone calls. But text has limitations – it can’t carry emotion or even simple gestures like a nod or a thumbs up. Emojis solved that problem, especially when used for reactions.
We use reactions all the time for our internal communications and we thought that they would have real benefit for our comment sections. The simple upvote system that we added a few years ago wasn’t particularly expressive.
You can still upvote a comment you like and agree with – that will be represented with a “thumbs…