The coronavirus pandemic has forced everyone to stay indoors and support loved ones who don’t live from afar in the same home. It’s a tough time, but Facebook is hoping for a new reaction that can make it a bit easier to show how much people care.
The new care reaction will take the form of a little round character holding a small heart on the regular Facebook app and web site. It joins the classic thumbs up, heart, laugher, shock, sadness and anger options available since the 2015 reactions were launched. Meanwhile, messenger users can trigger a new pinky-violet heart by long-pressing the existing heart reaction.
“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, Facebook’s EMEA Communications Manager for Engineering tweeted. Of course, a reaction alone does not save lives or solve the growing problem of unemployment. Already, this is much appreciated. Facebook has 2.5 billion active monthly users and some at least will feel a little better after reading or seeing this reaction on a post.
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