To enrich the connections that people make on the social network, compassion researcher Dacher Keltner helped design a set of animated stickers.

Facebook has started rolling out it’s new animated Stickers, to help enrich the connections that people make on the social network. TechCrunch reports that the Finch sticker set was designed by UC Berkeley compassion researcher Dacher Keltner, who worked with the company to develop a way of having better emotional understanding online.

After helping users share their feelings with a visual emotion system for the peer resolution flow that lets people sort out their disagreements, he collaborated with illustrator Matt Jones and animator Sam Hood to bring his research to life via emoticon-style Stickers.

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