If the GIF taught us anything, it's that words are completely antiquated and pointless and we can all just converse in looping shots from Mean Girls.
The Facebook sticker serves a similar purpose, saying 'here's a sort of cat thing eating a slice of pizza' instead of actually professing your love for pizza.
They were previously confined to messages, but on Monday Facebook rolled them out to comments, meaning with one click a reaction to a post can be given in picture form.
"I think stickers will allow people to reply to a variety of posts in a more fun way than words alone," Facebook engineer Bob Baldwin wrote in a Facebook post. "You can now easily show your excitement for a post with good news, cheer up a friend who's feeling down, and express a variety of more nuanced reactions."
While a picture may speak a thousand words, a sticker invariably is worth about four however, and this could lead to overwhelmingly stickery comment sections, similar to the clusterf*** that ensued when Facebook introduced picture comments.Reuse content