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8 Chat Situations When Replying With FB's Thumbs-Up Sign Is A No-No

It's not a 'one-sign-fits-all' tool.
by John Paulo Aguilera | Sep 11, 2015
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Facebook has really come a long way since its birth 11 years ago.

Starting out as solely a medium to connect with other people, the brainchild of Mark Zuckerberg and co. has already turned into a part of (almost) everyone's lives—especially here at the touted "Social Media Capital of the World," where some telcos are offering access to it for free.

A lot of features and updates have already come out since the giant social network's conception , one of which is the oft-abused thumbs up sticker:

Initially seen in comment boxes, the power of the animated affirmative sign has extended to a much more personal level, via the FB Messenger app. Now, you can basically agree with someone without having to look like a convo-breaking douche with "K."

And while the thumbs-up emoticon represents affirmation, there are still a number of instances in which using it as a reply could be a bit off or outright wrong.

We try to identify them here...


1)    HER LENGTHY ANNIVERSARY GREETINGS

Breakup imminent.


2)    YOUR PARENTS'
SERMON

Thankfully, your parents aren't that well-versed with FB (beyond embarassingly posting and commenting on your photos). Doesn't matter; you can talk when you get home.


3)    DONATION REQUESTS

Better if you just reply with a simple 'Maybe next time'...


4)    'LIKE' REQUESTS

You are clearly not following instructions.


5)    YOUR BEST BUD'S RANT

Or risk being judged. "What a friend."


6)    BAD NEWS (OBVIOUSLY)

Do we really need to explain?


7)    DUBIOUS INVITATIONS

They might mistake you for being interested, you know.


8)    CONFESSIONS

Whether of the romantic or the grim kind.

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