With much of the world cooped up under lockdown as a result of the coronavirus, we’re spending even more time on our phones – as if that were even possible.

So, because variety is the spice of life, Facebook has decided to add a new reaction emoji for these strange and confusing times – it’s a ‘care’ emoji. They’ve been created to give people another way to show support during the global crisis.
It’s actually the first time that a new reaction has been added since the ‘like’ button was expanded to include several more emotional responses back in 2015.
This means that people can – in theory – virtually show some form of empathy with a post, even if we’re far away from our friends, relatives, and loved ones at the minute.

It will take the form of an emoji face-hugging a heart, and a pulsing heart. The first one is for the actual Facebook app, and the latter is specific to the Messenger app.