Enable Pirate language in Facebook and see what the new Facebook reactions look like

The social networking giant, Facebook on February 25 introduced five new expressions of ‘love’, ‘haha’, ‘wow’, ‘sad’, and ‘angry’ to its Like button, which users can click while responding to a post. However, the Verge reported that this new system translates the reactions to make them comprehensible to all its billions of users, including those who speak English (pirate). The company took the step of translating the reactions as they are aware that most of its users outside USA are not affluent with the English language.

In order to trigger the Pirate Reactions, users can simply change their language to “English (Pirate)” via settings. Once the setting is changed, then the reactions will get updated to ‘shiver me timbers’ instead of a regular ‘wow’. On the top of your page, where Facebook usually asks users to “update status” Pirate mode will ask you to “update your pludnerin”. Event updates will be featured as “looming grog fests” and your “home page” transforms into “home port”.

Similarly, other reactions will also change when user selects the Pirate mode ‘love’ becoming ‘warms my cockles’, ‘haha’ turning into ‘yo ho ho’, ‘angry’ to ‘avast’ and ‘sad’ to a slightly depressing ‘feelin’ like takin’ a walk on the plank with a bottle o’ rum’.

The California-based company has introduced the new expressions to study what most of the users want to see.

“If someone uses a reaction, we will infer they want to see more of that type of post. In the beginning, it won’t matter if someone likes, ‘wows’ or ‘sads’ a post. Over time we hope to learn how the different reactions should be weighted differently by News Feed to do a better job of showing everyone the stories they most want to see,” Facebook said.

The addition of these new emojis will keep things interesting for all users. However, it still does not satisfy those individuals who have been desperately longing for a Dislike button. It could be possible that Facebook is taking its time before such a feature is introduced or wishes to stay clear of such a feature, considering how it can be used to spread negativity. Whether or not the dislike feature would make its way on Facebook, only time will tell. Till then, the users need to be content with pirate emojis through reactions.