It’s June and you know what it means: Pride month. Yay! And to help us celebrate and support this month-long event, Facebook launched new Pride-themed reaction, face filters, and profile picture frame.
The biggest social media network announced on Saturday, June 10, “We believe in building a platform that supports all communities. So we’re celebrating love and diversity this Pride by giving you a special reaction.”
For the whole month of June, you can use the ‘pride’ reaction on several posts alongside the ‘like’, ‘heart’, ‘haha’, ‘wow’, ‘sad’, and ‘angry’ reactions. You just need to like LGBTQ@Facebook page to activate this feature.
You might also see a message from Facebook in your News Feed wishing you a Happy Pride and inviting you to add a colorful, Pride-themed profile frame.
In Facebook camera, you can find some new colorful, masks, and frames that are also Pride-themed. Just swipe to the left of your News Feed, click on the magic wand to bring up camera effects and you’ll be able to find the some rainbow-filled effects. So cute!
For Facebook Messenger, you can also add some love and LGBTQ+ support to your conversations with these special stickers, frames, and effects in the Messenger Camera.
In an article, Facebook also said that last 2016, they began publicly sharing self-reported data around the LGBTQ community at Facebook.
“In a recent, voluntary survey of our employees in the US about sexual orientation and gender identity, to which 67% responded, 7% self-identified as being lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender or asexual. We are proud to support the LGBTQ community, and while more work still remains, we are eager to be active partners going forward.”
Good job, Facebook! Continue to make a safe and better place for the LGBTQ+ community and for everyone. Happy Pride month! <3
Photos from Facebook