YouTube Introduces Emoji Reactions To Community Post like Facebook

Before now, YouTube dropped the Discussion tab for the Community tab, providing creators an area to initiate discussions. The company continues to make a lot updates in order to bring better experience for its users and creators.

In the same vain, YouTube now allows you react to the community posts with reactions, just like the one found on Facebook. Check this out:

Reactions on YouTube Community Tab
Reactions on YouTube Community Tab

These reactions are not showing up for everyone. Some users were able to use this feature on the YouTube app (13.45.7) on iOS. However, it isn’t working on everybody’s iPhone even when using the same version of the app. So, don’t panic as I am inclined to believe that’s it’s a staged rollout or an A/B test.

How It Works

In order to react to a YouTube community post, you can simply tap on the ‘Like’ button until it expands to show the reactions. The reactions, as you can see, are very similar to the ones found on Facebook. You can react by either sending a Like, heart, laughing, sad or angry emoji.

Reactions on YouTube Community Posts
Reactions on YouTube Community Posts

It’ll show you the count for each reaction right below the emoji. You can simply tap on the reaction to show how you feel about the post. It’s not necessarily a new feature, but it’s a neat addition as it lets you be more expressive instead of liking or disliking a post.

From what I can understand, it’s only showing for few users on the iOS version of the app. So, Android is pretty much out of the question now. Anyway, if you’re able to use this feature on the YouTube app, then be sure to comment down below.

Remember that you can also create your own Emojis with Emoji Builder Tool.

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