Arab News Japan
Facebook launched new reactions on its app in order for people to show their support and solidarity with each other through the coronavirus age.
On the website, as well as the app, a character hugging a small heart will represent the ‘care’ reaction. Other reactions available since 2015 include ‘anger,’ ‘sadness’ and ‘happiness.’
Messenger users can also activate a pulsing purple heart by pressing on the heart icon.
These reactions will begin appearing from next week, emphasizing how important the social media platform has been in connecting friends, family and relatives.
“We know this is an uncertain time, and we wanted people to be able to show their support in ways that let their friends and family know they are thinking of them,” tweeted Alexandru Voica, Facebook’s EMEA Communications Manager for Engineering.
Facebook also launched a campaign to alert users with warning messages if they like or comment on harmful posts regarding coronavirus misinformation, the company announced on Thursday.