The new Facebook update has added a new “care” reaction to the existing six reactions as a means to show appreciation for loved ones.  

When can I “care” react?

The new emoticon, to be added alongside the thumbs up, the heart, laughter, shock, sadness and anger, will make its debut on Facebook and Messenger next week.

In the past, Facebook has made additions to its emoticon reactions. The add-ons included those for Mother’s Day and gay pride but those were only temporary. It is uncertain whether the “care” react is here to stay.

However, one thing is for certain. It will give Facebook users an avenue to express concern and support to the friends in their news feed amidst the coronavirus.

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