GitHub Adds Reactions

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Facebook recently took the Internet by storm by finally introducing Reactions, giving users the ability to quickly express different...well, reactions, as opposed to just "likes".

Perhaps following the social networks' lead, GitHub just announced that it too is providing reactions. They're a little different than Facebook's, but they too will help convey different feelings.

"The goal is to give GitHub users the tools necessary to express themselves properly," a spokesperson tells us in an email. "Now, instead of having to draft a comment of an emoji as a response, users can react with +1 (thumbs up), -1 (thumbs down), heart, confused, laughing, hooray."

"Every day, thousands of people are having conversations on GitHub around code, design, bugs, and new ideas," says GitHub's Jake Boxer. "Sometimes there are complex and nuanced points to be made, but other times you just want to :+1: someone else's comment. We're adding Reactions to conversations today to help people express their feelings more simply and effectively."

The reactions are available on all issues and Pull Requests on GitHub immediately.

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