Facebook has rolled out new “spooky” reactions buttons that are meant to get people into the Halloween spirit.And why not..?
The new reactions replace the old ones – showing a laughing witch, a shocked ghost, a crying Frankenstein’s monster and an angry pumpkin. Usually those are just yellow faces, but they’ve been changed for Halloween.This is news because..?
The little emoji have been replaced in old posts. That means that when people react to bad news – like a death in the family – then the pictures will change to show an array of monsters beneath the post.
Of particular note is the Frankenstein's monster, which has replaced the crying emoji. Since that's used so much in condolences, announcements of deaths are now full of pictures of a reincarnated dead person.