Facebook Just Launched Two New ‘Care’ Emojis. Here’s How to Use Them.

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As you might have already noticed, Facebook has added two new emoji reactions and they’re pretty cute!

These new emoji’s are fitting for everything we are going through right now. They help show how much we care (besides using the heart emoji).


The addition to the list of reactions already on Facebook, are to show extra support amid everything that’s been going on lately due to the virus.

They call the two new emojis, “care” reactions! One is of an emoji face hugging a heart (this displays under a post on Facebook and within comments now) and the other is a heart reaction you can use within messenger.

The Facebook team has explained why they have added the two new emojis and it’s pretty darn sweet!

Because of the quarantine, many of us feel isolated from seeing our friends and family. Well, Facebook has noted that the new hugging emoji and purple heart are here to help us stay more connected by giving extra support even while being apart!

You can find the hugging emoji included with the rest of Facebook’s reactions when you place your cursor above the like button.

However the new purple pulsating heart, can only be found in Messenger and here’s how to locate it!

To show the pulsating heart on your screen, you’ll need to press and hold down on the regular heart reaction for it to pop up, and vis versa if you prefer the regular heart instead!

Let it also be noted that Facebook has not added a new reaction since the OG list originally came out in 2015.

Considering what’s going on in society today, now is the perfect time to add two new reactions to the list because if there’s anything we all need right now, it’s a hug!

Keep in mind not everyone will have these features right now but Facebook says the emoji should be available nationwide this week.


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  2. I cant get my avatar it does not give me the option.

    1. I can’t get my Facebook Avatar for some reason and there many others can’t either.. I am tried of trying

    2. I can’t get my avatar. It does not give me that option.

  3. Neither my husband or I have it as an option. Both phones are current on updates. Suggestions?

  4. I don’t have the avatar on mine either how do I get it

    1. I dont have Avatar on my phone even after pressing See More

  5. I don’t see the avatar emoji on my see more
    Menu. Any suggestions.

    1. Can you please add the new avatar emoji to my facebook menu

  6. All my friends got the avatar except me? it’s not on the “see more” categories. I’m so bummed ?

  7. The care emoji hasn’t shown up on any Apple or Android I have. I’ve updated the apps, logged out and logged back in. Any suggestions?

  8. They added a Pride flag react a couple of years ago. So they have added reacts since the reacts came out in 2015, and likely they will remove them later just as they did the Pride Flag.

  9. I love the new emoji, it’s cute and loveable,hope I get mine soon

    1. I don’t have the Avatar button and there’s no try this on others.

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