Facebook’s new react emoji is here. The plane reaction emoji first appeared to Facebook users on July 31. We have only confirmed that the emoji works on Android.
There are unconfirmed reports, mainly from a Reddit thread, that there is also a fire reaction emoji. We are working hard to confirm this.
Here’s how to get the reaction to work for Android:
1. Update Your Facebook App
If you don’t have the latest version of the Facebook app, you need to get it. Go to the Google Play store > Settings. Hit auto-update apps and choose an option from: Do not auto-update apps. Auto-update apps at any time. Data charges may apply. Auto-update apps over Wi-Fi only.
2. Clear the Cache
If you have the latest version of the app. Go to Settings > Apps > Facebook > Storage > Clear cache.
3. How to See the Plane Reaction
After you have installed the latest version and cleared your cache. Go to any Facebook post, hit comment. In the top right hand corner of the page, hold down on the thumbs up or like emoji, the plane reaction should be presented as one of your options. Some users have reported seeing a second angry face rather than a plane. In that case, hit the second angry face and the plane emoji will be added. To use the emoji again, you have to repeat the same process.
4. Rumors of the Fire React Emoji Are Unconfirmed
There are still rumors about a fire react emoji that we are working to confirm.
A Facebook spokesperson told Fast Company about the emoji saying, “This was created as part of an employee hackathon and wasn’t cleared for takeoff. Our apologies.”