VIDEO: Check out Facebook’s alternative to the Dislike button, but watch out for scams!

So, Facebook crack addicts, here’s the news.

Right now, in Ireland and Spain, you have been given a Like button on steroids. Rather than just “Like” someone’s post on the social network (which always felt weird when they were posting about their hamster being run over by a steamroller or other news for which “Like” just wasn’t quite appropriate) you can now choose from a selection of emojis.

You can see for yourself in the video I have made demonstrating the new feature.

Facebook revamps Like button with emojis, but no Dislike button | Graham Cluley

Sign up to our free newsletter.
Security news, advice, and tips.

No doubt Facebook will start rolling this feature out across its wider network in the near future.

But, keep your pants on. Don’t rush to get the feature before Facebook rolls it out to your account. Just as we have seen “Dislike” scams in the past, it wouldn’t be any surprise if scammers also try to trick you into clicking on dodgy links or sharing information in your hunger to be able to say you’re empathetic about the latest steamroller-related accident rather than “Like” it.

If you enjoyed my video, consider subscribing to my YouTube channel and I’ll make some more.

If you are on Facebook, and want to be kept updated with news about security and privacy risks, and tips on how to protect yourself online, join the Graham Cluley Security News Facebook page.

Graham Cluley is an award-winning keynote speaker who has given presentations around the world about cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. A veteran of the computer security industry since the early 1990s, he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows, makes regular media appearances, and is the co-host of the popular "Smashing Security" podcast. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

4 comments on “VIDEO: Check out Facebook’s alternative to the Dislike button, but watch out for scams!”

  1. Robert Bennet

    You provide an excellent 'current information' source of information. Thank you.

  2. coyote

    'So, Facebook crack addicts, here's the news.'

    That's an insult to crack users.

  3. Vito Tuxedo

    My first good chuckle of the day: the implication that there are Facebook users who "might" do something stupid. That pegs the mirth meter.

  4. Xane Myers

    A shame that reaction in your thumbnail to the right of "Haha" didn't make it, as it's cute..

What do you think? Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.