Facebook is adding a new ‘reaction’ in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic

The social network has created a ‘care reaction’ for people to show support to coronavirus posts

Facebook is adding a care reaction to the social network as a way for people to share their support with one another during the coronavirus pandemic.

An animation of a smiley face cuddling a heart will join the existing six reactions, which users can place on posts, comments, images and videos across the platform.

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Currently, people can give a reaction depicting a thumbs up, a heart, laughter, shock, sadness and anger.

Facebook are adding a new 'care reaction'

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The seventh reaction will start rolling out next week globally.

Facebook has also given its Messenger app an extra reaction, in the form of a pulsating heart, which will start appearing from Friday.

The social network has previously added special reactions, such as a Pride rainbow and a purple flower reaction for Mother's Day.

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