Sunday . 23 Jan. 2022

How to get Facebook Care or Hug reaction?

How to get  Facebook Care or Hug reaction?

Table of content:

  • - Introduction
  • - What actually is Care reaction on Facebook?
  • - How can you get a Hug reaction on a Facebook post?
  • - How can you get Heart reaction on Messenger?
  • - what if Care reaction isn't available on your Facebook or Messenger?


Facebook, the second largest website in the world is frequently updating its features on expressing emotions. We all old Facebook users know that before 2016 there was feature just to like the post. In 2016 Facebook brought the ability to add reactions to the post including love, laughter, sadness or anger. Now, Facebook has brought Care ( Hug) reaction to bring positivity and support ongoing pandemic of COVID 19.

Due to ongoing pandemic, many people are not able to meet their friends, families or loved ones. Coronavirus pandemic has limited human interaction and people are badly missing their close people.

Thanks to various social media platforms which have allowed people to communicate with friends or family who are far from their premises. Chatting, sending funny memes, video call to the someone special has made missing them a bit easier.

Facebook has decided to bring a bit more love and positivity in such a hard time. Facebook has brought two new reactions to respond to loved one's post showing them a bit of love and support.

What actually is care reaction on Facebook?

Two separate 'Care' reaction is launched by Facebook, one for Facebook and one for messenger. Both the reactions aims to show love and care with others virtually. One reaction is an emoji hugging a heart and the other is pink and purple heart available in messenger.

The Tech Communication manager for Europe-Alexandru Voica Tweeted:

   " We're launching new care reactions @ Facebook app and @Messenger as a way for people to share their support with one another during this unprecedented time. We hope these reactions give people additional ways to show their support during the #COVID 19 crisis".

facebook care reaction

How can you get a Hug reaction on a Facebook post?

Crawl through steps to get a Hug reaction.

First of all find the post where you want to react with a hug or care.

Long tap the 'Like' button underneath the post.

Six options are available for expressing different emotions.

Drag your finger to the emoji that looks like a face-hugging a heart.

Now you have reacted someone's post with a hug or care reactions.


How can you get Heart reaction on Messenger?

With the use of messenger, you can react with heart emoji in any messages.

First find the message in which you want to react with purple and pink shining heart.

Long tap on the message and all the reactions will be shown.

Click on the purple and pink heart reactions.

Now, you have reacted to someone's messages with the heart.

What if Care reaction isn't available on your Facebook or messenger?

Facebook is rolling out the care reactions all over the world. You don't have to worry if it is not available on your account. They might be on their way and haven't got to you yet.

You can also try updating your messenger or Facebook if it is not updated.


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