It’s been three years since the Thumb Facebook icon was introduced, on Wednesday Facebook Ray’s post on Developers’ blog stated this:
Today, we’re introducing a new design for both Like and Share to help people share more great content across the web. We’re already seeing a favorable increase in Likes and Shares with the new design and will be rolling these buttons out to everyone in the coming weeks. If you are currently using the old Like button, you’ll be automatically upgraded to the new design as part of our roll out.
So long Thumb? Not entirely.
The thumb isn’t completely gone. It still shows up in versions of the Like button that also display the number of Likes.