(WXYZ) — Facebook rolled out a new emoji reaction on Friday for users amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The emoji on the Facebook app is a smiley face hugging a heart and the one on the Messenger app is a heart with what looks like reverberations around it.
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
How to get the Hug Reaction on a Facebook Post
- Find a Facebook post you wish to react to with a hug.
- Hold down the 'Like' button underneath the post.
- You will see six options come up which represent different emotions.
- Drag your finger to the one that looks like a face hugging a heart.
- Now you have reacted to the post with that symbol.