It's been a long time coming, but Facebook users now have the ability to "like" comments made on their friends' statuses, links or photos. The social network unveiled the new feature in a blog post yesterday, and announced that from now on, users will see an extra "like" option below each comment
. The extra "like" button will roll out on a gradual basis, so if you don't see it today, you will soon. And, as with the traditional "like" button, users whose comments are liked by someone else will receive a little red Facebook notification. Ultimately, though, an individual's privacy settings will determine who sees which comments he or she likes.
Ever since the site first allowed members to comment on News Feed stories back in 2008, and introduced the "like" button one year later, both features have changed the way members interact and communicate. As we all know, a simple status update or an uploaded video can beget an entire meta-conversation among friends, strangers, or semi-acquaintances. As Facebook's Tom Whitnah puts it, taking the "like" feature one step further makes as much sense as combining peanut butter with jelly. [From: Facebook