Facebook introduces 'flower' reaction button to mark Mother's Day

When you react with flower emoji on any post it says 'Thankful'

Tech Desk May 13, 2017

Facebook’s flower emoticon attracted a lot of confused responses with many users surprised to find the purple flower emoticon along with the other six already existing reactions ( 'like', 'love', 'wow ', 'haha', 'sad' and 'angry') for posts.

When you react with the flower emoji on any post, it says 'Thankful', confusing many on what it really means. So people decided to give it their own meaning.

Some users were happy with the new emoji even without knowing what it really means.

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Others have their own ideas about what Facebook should add.

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Facebook finally shed some light on the development and clarified that the emoji, in fact, is a temporary reaction to mark Mother’s Day which falls this Sunday, May 14, The Economic Times reported.

So, while many of us will be buying flowers for the inspiring women in our lives, Facebook is offering you a digital version of that.

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This is not the first time Facebook has introduced this reaction. Even last year on Mother’s Day, Facebook introduced the flower emoji which disappeared once the day was over.


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