Facebook scraps custom reaction buttons, including the rainbow Pride flag


Facebook’s little rainbow Pride reaction is sadly missing this year.

A popular feature released by the social network last year, the rainbow flag custom reaction was made available during Pride Month (in select countries), but if you’re looking to use it this year, you won’t find it.

It’s not just the Pride flag reaction either. First reported by Business Insider, Facebook is canning custom reactions entirely. “We are no longer doing custom reactions for major holidays or moments in culture,” spokeswoman Lisa Stratton said in an email statement to Mashable. Read more…

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80-year-old man's reaction to using a mobile phone for the first time is super adorable


There is something particularly sweet about watching an elderly person mastering a piece of technology for the first time.

It’s happened before, and it’ll hopefully happen many, many more times to come.

Today’s video comes courtesy of a man from Phoenix, Arizona, who shared footage of an adorable 80-year-old man practicing a phone call on his new mobile phone.

teaching my boy how to use his new phone, look at his reaction when the call went thru 😹😹😹😹 pic.twitter.com/ImwOldWOGg

— chapis. (@chapisssss_) February 13, 2018

What an awesome dude. Read more…

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Pete Souza had the perfect reaction to Trump's 'like, really smart' tweets


Donald Trump had one of his most unforgettable series of tweets Saturday morning, touting his own mental stability, claiming that he’s, “like, really smart,” and calling himself a genius.

Pete Souza, the former photographer for the Obama White House who has become one of the internet’s foremost Trump shade-throwers, had the perfect reaction to the tweets:

…like, really smart…

A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on Jan 6, 2018 at 6:35am PST

In a three-tweet thread on Saturday morning, the 45th President of the United States decried the fact that people were questioning his mental stability and intelligence, claiming that he was, in fact, mentally stable and smart. Trump’s tweets likely had something to do with the recently released book Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff, which contains a handful of bombshell quotes and anecdotes from those arrayed around the president, including some from his inner circle. Read more…

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Toddler has adorable reaction every time she hears this song


While most little kids don’t have a refined taste for music, this little girl named Abby has made it clear that she has a love for ’80s pop rock.

As demonstrated by her father, every time Abby hears the tune “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by the band The Proclaimers, she stops what she’s doing, puts a huge smile on her face, and starts rocking out. 

We’re siding with Abby here, the song is an instant mood booster. Read more…

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This newscaster's terrified reaction is all of us getting caught daydreaming at work


Any good employee spends at least 50 percent of the work dreaming they were somewhere else, and another 30 percent trying not to get caught doing it. 

One particularly Australian newscaster wasn’t so lucky. While waiting to introduce a new segment on Australia’s ABC24, she got interrupted while examining her nails at her desk, something all of us have done at least once before (please don’t try and deny it).

Unfortunately, this particular newscaster got caught while on live television.


We’re confident that this viral moment is way better than whatever she was planning to introduce next. Read more…

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Reaction emoji being tested for Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger users could soon be able to post reaction emoji in response to individual messages. The feature, which is currently available for Facebook’s News Feed, is in the process of being tested by random subscribers. The five reaction emoji include faces showing “Love” (with hearts replacing eyeballs) to “Hate” (with a frown). Three emoji in between  relay happiness, surprise, and sadness. There also is a thumbs up and a thumbs down. The latter indicates that a message is disliked by the recipient.

The Dislike button is something new and is not offered as a response on …