Honestly, one of the reasons its awkward in my opinion is that is too short.
Normally, a pop-up-on-linger is 2-3 seconds. So you know that you get the extra information if you wait, but you’re expected to normally just click. That’s how it’s supposed to be: we all know what all those icons are, we reach for them instinctively, so we don’t need words to tell us.
Unfortunately, (in my opinion) in between me submitting the proposed change this and it getting deployed, the delay was changed from 2s to 1s. The result of this is an awkward compromise, because even if you go to click the icon, by the time you click a second is almost up, and it starts popping out.
I now find myself consciously racing to beat the pop-out :S
So what should have been a pleasant experience was compromised by a compromise setting.
I’m heartened that there are more likes on the post than complaining posts following it, which just goes to show you can’t please everyone, and it may have been a step in the right direction, pleasing more people than it displeased
All that being said, I recognise that one setting doesn’t fit all for this.
So as I said:
I AM LOOKING INTO MAKING IT OPTIONAL
… and nearly done with that So please stop complaining, you’ve been heard - just bear with the compromise that we have in the mean time.