Facebook has unveiled a new ‘care’ reaction on its flagship site and Messenger platform, to help people express their support during difficult times…
The global coronavirus pandemic has many people under shelter-in-place or staying-at-home quarantine orders. Unsurprisingly, not everyone is in the same place. People are spread out everywhere, and without normal, in-person interactions, relying on digital communication is more important than ever. To help out a little bit, Facebook has introduced new “care” reactions for both its main site and its Messenger platform.
New Facebook and Messenger Care Reactions Added during Coronavirus Pandemic
The new Facebook and Messenger Care reactions allow users to show support for one another, alongside the staple of six already in use. Now, users can choose the Care reaction when appropriate, instead of having to decide between the familiar Thumbs Up. (Or, when Love, Laughter, Shock, Sad, or Angry just won’t covey the right emotion.)
Facebook rolled out its current line of reactions back in 2015. And, just like those, the new Facebook Care emoji can be used on posts, comments, images, videos, or other content. On Messenger, the new Care reaction is available by long pressing on the existing heart emoji.
Alexandru Voica, Facebook’s EMEA Communications Manager for Engineering, announced in a tweet:
— Alexandru Voica (@alexvoica) April 17, 2020