Facebook releases new 'care' emoji reaction amid coronavirus pandemic

Posted at 11:16 AM, May 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-01 11:27:17-04

(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.

Here's how to get the emoji from HITC.

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.