Facebook has launched a new 'Care' reaction on its flagship 'Like' emoji bar for people to respond to posts and show their support to others, amid the Coronavirus crisis and others.
Users of the social media service will remember that the set of responses had started with just one 'Like', but had then been expanded to a set of six, with 'Love', 'Haha', 'Wow', 'Sad', and 'Angry' joining a few years ago. Now, in times of Covid, the 'Care' reaction has been added on the Facebook App and the Facebook Messenger, amid the Covid crisis, in order for people to show their responses.
We’re launching new Care reactions on @facebookapp and @Messenger as a way for people to share their support with one another during this unprecedented time.— Alexandru Voica (@alexvoica) April 17, 2020
We hope these reactions give people additional ways to show their support during the #COVID19 crisis. pic.twitter.com/HunGyK8KQw
THERE'S A NEW CARE BUTTON ON FACEBOOK, AND I— ð¥ºð¥ºð¥ºðð pic.twitter.com/3qfiaT2z73— Alfonso Manalastas (@not_alfonso) April 30, 2020
facebook new hug/care reaction ð¯ pic.twitter.com/EzDl3rreGy— Charles Leoj (@Leojify) April 30, 2020
The 'care' emoji is likely to be rolled out to everyone over time, and quite soon. It is already visible as part of story reactions, even if one can't use it on posts. One may attempt updating the app or re-installing it if it is already updated. However, that is no guarantee that it'll be activated. The most likely answer is one day the user will open the app to the following message, and the 'care' reaction will be usable from that point.
Here's someone who has got the 'Care' response option:
Finally I got— Shams Baloch (@ShamsBa07144638) May 1, 2020