Facebook to introduce a number of greeting options including wink and high-five to interact with friends

The greeting options are still under trial and the feature will be released in line with Facebook's tenth anniversary of the poke.

Facebook users will soon be able to send a variety of ‘greetings to interact with their friends in a unique way. Apart from 'Poke', now you can send a wink, a high-five, a hug and a wave.

A 3D plastic representation of the Facebook logo. Image: Reuters

A 3D plastic representation of the Facebook logo. Image: Reuters

According to a report in The Nation, the options are under trial in Britain, Thailand, Australia, Canada, Columbia and France, and the feature has been released in line with the tenth anniversary of the poke.

Under the ‘Hello' button on you friend's profile, the new options can be seen by just holding the button. On a desktop, a simple hover over the 'Hello' button will show the alternatives.

These work in a similar way the 'Reactions' on a photo or status work.

Facebook introduced the ‘Hello' button in June and placed it at the top of people's profiles.

The new greetings also have an undo button for an accidental send.

Tech2 is now on WhatsApp. For all the buzz on the latest tech and science, sign up for our WhatsApp services. Just go to Tech2.com/Whatsapp and hit the Subscribe button.





Top Stories


also see

science