Facebook has been looking at an alternative to the 'Like' button

By: Staff | Jun 24 2015
Reading your facial expressions and sending your friends an appropriate cartoon face.

Facebook has given us a bit more of an insight into some of the more experimental new products and apps its product team has been working on.

Speaking at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Facebook's chief product officer Chris Cox, showed off what could one day work as a more expressive version of the Like button.

Instead of simply pressing Like, Cox said users could use their smartphones to take a selfie. But rather than just send that, the function could read the user's Facebook expression and transform it into an appropriate smiley/sad/frowning/indifferent face.

Cox made it clear: "This is not on our roadmap, we don't know how to build this. It actually seems really hard, but it's the kind of thing unlocked by the power of all the different sensors on the phone."

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