Facebook Introduces a ‘Care’ Reaction During Coronavirus Pandemic


While the world is suffering from the novel coronavirus, people around the world are forced to stay indoors and support loved ones that don’t live in the same household from afar. Undoubtedly, it’s a tough time for all of us, but Facebook has added a new Care reaction to make it easier for people to show how much they love and care about people.

This new Care reaction will be rolled out on Facebook as well as the Messenger app. However, reactions will be quite different from each other on both of these platforms. 

On the Facebook app and website, the new care reaction will take the form of a little round character holding a small heart. will be the seventh addition to the existing six reactions on Facebook that include Like, Love, Sad, Haha, Angry, and Wow. On the other hand, on Messenger, there is a new purple pulsating heart reaction.

A Facebook executive revealed the rollout of the two new reactions on Twitter. As mentioned by him, the global rollout the Care Reaction begins next week which can be used to react to posts, comments, images, videos, or other content on the Facebook app and website. This new reaction will be placed between the ‘Love’ and ‘Haha’ reactions.

On the other hand, Facebook Messenger will get its new Care reaction starting today itself. To use this new reaction, the user needs to post a heart reaction inside the chat, and then press and hold down it down to view the new one.

“We know this is an uncertain time, and we wanted people to be able to show their support in ways that let their friends and family know they are thinking of them,” Alexandru Voica wrote in a tweet. Voica is Facebook’s tech communications manager for EMEA region.

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