‘How to activate Facebook’s new reaction?’ Users complain about delayed function

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«How to get Facebook’s new reaction?» This is a question that has moved users of the social network, since Facebook announced the arrival of the «Force» reaction to express empathy in the coronavirus quarantine. The announcement was made last Friday (17) and the promise is that the resource would be released starting this week. As many people have not yet received the functionality, social networks were filled with doubts about how to activate the button and requests for the reaction.

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However, there is nothing you can do to activate or get Facebook’s new reaction. THE dnetc contacted Facebook’s advisory in Brazil, which confirmed that the resource is being released globally gradually by the social network. The button joins the other reactions with a sense of affection and attention, being a way to express empathy during this difficult period.

1 of 2 New «Force» reaction on Facebook is used to express empathy – Photo: Aline Batista / dnetc

New reaction «Strength» on Facebook is used to express empathy – Photo: Aline Batista / dnetc

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The interest of users in the new reaction was so great that it caused an increase in searches on the subject on Google. In fact, Google Trends, a tool that monitors web searches, has registered, in recent days, a growth in searches for «how to activate a new Facebook reaction», «how to get a new Facebook reaction», «new Facebook 2020 reaction» , «how to win new Facebook reaction». The peak in the polls happened last Wednesday night (29).

2 of 2 Google searches for the new reaction have increased in recent days – Photo: Reproduction / Aline Batista

Google searches for the new reaction have increased in recent days – Photo: Reproduction / Aline Batista

As there is no way to get the new reaction, only users left to make complaints and memes on social networks. On Facebook, you can find posts from people who are frustrated because they have not yet received a reaction. In addition, some pages are conducting polls for people to react with «strength», while others give supposed tips on how to receive the resource, which include liking that page or sharing and commenting on posts. It is worth remembering, however, that none of this works.

The new reaction also ended up on Twitter. On the social network, you can see several comments from users who have not yet received the resource. Among requests and doubts on how to activate the reaction, there are also compliments and criticisms of the new functionality.

The reaction of «Force», which in English was called «Care», was announced by Facebook as a way to express empathy and compassion during the coronavirus quarantine and also reached Messenger. In the case of Facebook, she is represented by a yellow face hugging a heart and joins the other reactions, such as «Likes», «Haha» and «Love it». In Messenger, the traditional red heart can be replaced by a pulsating purple heart to react to messages. For accounts that have already received the feature, it is possible to use the tool both in the desktop version and in the application for Android and iPhone phones (iOS).

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This is not the first time that Facebook has released special reactions. On Mother’s Day 2016, the social network won the famous «little flower of gratitude». The success of the react was so great that many people asked for the permanence of the resource, which ended up returning the following year. In 2017, Facebook released a reaction with the LGBTQ pride flag to anyone who liked the LGBTQ @ Facebook page. In 2018, a bug triggered an airplane reaction and caused a lot of curiosity among users of the social network.