How to make a "thumbs up" symbol on Facebook

Written by angela m. wheeland Google
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When you navigate Facebook, you might see a "Thumbs Up" symbol under a friend's comment or status update posting. This symbol means that a person "Likes" the posting. Every time you "Like" a posting, a "Thumbs Up" symbol appears near the bottom of the post and your name is added to a list of people who "Like" the post. If your Facebook privacy settings permit, a notice will appear on your profile informing your friends that you "Liked" the posting, allowing them to view the comment or status post.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Log in to your Facebook account.

  2. 2

    Click "Home" if you are not directed to your News Feed page automatically.

  3. 3

    Read your friends' comment and status update postings.

  4. 4

    Click the "Like" button below a posting. A "Thumbs Up" symbol appears and "You like this" appears below the posting.

Tips and warnings

  • You can also "Like" status updates and comments on your friends' profiles, group pages and in the Facebook forums.

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