Facebook and Messenger are getting new reactions for the first time in years

Years ago, Facebook launched several reactions – emoji-like characters – that sit under the like button. Now, in response to the coronavirus pandemic, it’s expanding that lineup of reactions to include a new “care” reaction.

Facebook reactions allow you to express a range of emotions, including love, haha, wow, sad, and angry. Starting from the end of April, you can use the new care reaction. It’s a face hugging a heart. It’s meant to be a way for people to share their support. “We hope these reactions give people additional ways to show their support during the #COVID19 crisis,” said Facebook.