Facebook to Add New 'care' Reaction to Covid-19 Posts Related #Article

Facebook to Add New 'care' Reaction to Covid-19 Posts Related #Article

For users to express their response, Facebook has launched a new 'Support' reaction for COVID-19 related posts.

The latest reaction will now be available for both Facebook and Messenger users, after a month of testing. The response is a heart-hugging, smiley face.

You can change your heart to violet right now.

Facebook has said that another way for users to share their emotions about the virus is the latest Reaction.

Facebook states:

"The notion of a hug reaction came back regularly as one of the emotions and feelings which were absent from Reactions, so that's something that was still in our minds. And with the crisis we are facing right now, there's no question that people need more compassion, more support.

 "Facebook added that having more forms of sympathizing during the COVID-19 crisis will help normalize this tough moment, which will help people cope with the situation. Because of this, Facebook has said that since the coronavirus outbreak, the 'treatment' reaction won't be taken down, if it performs well.

"[COVID-19] should also allow us to understand how people use it, how they see meaning and whether that reaction is really unique to the moment we are going through or if it is evergreener. Based on that, we'll decide whether to retain it or delete it at the end of this crisis," Facebook added.

 In the past, Facebook has added numerous temporary reactions for different regions as well, one of which includes the 'Thankful' reaction that was a flower emoji and a collection of Star Trek and Halloween reactions.

We'll have to wait to see if the latest reaction will help users interact with posts and end up on the web for a long time to come. The Care reaction would also encourage people to show their support for causes and NGOs and help build more constructive discussions on Facebook compared to the reactions of Angry which often represented hate.

It turns out, however, this is an interesting addition and will be available to users shortly.

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