Popular Social Networking platform, Facebook has added 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. Currently, people can give a reaction depicting a thumbs up, a heart, laughter, shock, sadness and anger.
The seventh reaction will start rolling out this week around the world. 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.
So don’t be surprised when you log in to your Facebook and see a message like this:
Show all your friends that you care with this brand new reaction from Facebook.
In Other News – Man saved by his HIV+ status from UK deportation
A Zimbabwean man saved by his HIV+ status from UK deportation. Sending the 33-year-old man, identified only as AM, back to Zimbabwe would deny him access to life-saving treatment with the anti-retroviral medication Eviplera, the court unanimously accepted. The drug is not available there.
UK Home Office efforts to deport an HIV-positive Zimbabwean man because of his lengthy criminal record have been blocked after the supreme court ruled removing him would breach his human rights.
The case has been sent back to the lower courts for reconsideration. AM was born in Zimbabwe in 1987 and came to the UK in 2000. He and his mother, who had already been living in Britain, were granted indefinite leave to remain in 2004. See More on this…