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Facebook releases new 'care' emoji reaction amid coronavirus pandemic

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Posted at 12:13 PM, May 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-01 12:13:36-04

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 hope these reactions give people additional ways to show their support during the #COVID19 crisis. pic.twitter.com/HunGyK8KQw

— Alexandru Voica (@alexvoica) April 17, 2020

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.


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