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Todd, Taylor and John get in World Cup spirit.

Google+ may be slowly going bye-bye, but that isn’t stopping the social media service from getting in World Cup spirit.

Google+ unveiled a cool feature today that automatically paints your face in the colors of a World Cup team.

For each of the 16 teams that qualified in the World Cup knockout rounds, Google has enabled hashtags that you can attach to photos and enable the new feature. For example, by adding “#PaintUSA” to any photo, you’ll get something like our photo on the right.

The overlay effect works for any of the 16 teams. Simply use #Paint[country name], wait a few minutes, and you’ll have the country’s colors painted all over your face.

So if you’ve always wanted to paint your face to show support for a team, but never wanted to actually have paint on your face, well, Google+ is here for you.

It’s been interesting to watch how social media has been used during the World Cup, with some who say that the soccer tournament is becoming the biggest social media event ever.

Programming note: The U.S men’s national team plays Belgium at 1 p.m. PT this Tuesday.

Editor’s note: Be sure to get your picks in at our GeekWire World Cup Twitter challenge

Comments

  • Snarkypoo

    ok, am I the only one that wants to smack the scarf & smug smile off john’s face?

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