People looking to celebrate Pride this month got a few new tools from Facebook to aid in that effort, including photo filters, reaction emojis and more.
In a blog post Monday, Facebook said it has a diverse community of users who have identified themselves on the social network as gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender or gender non-conforming. It said more than 12 million people around the world are part of one of the 76,000 Facebook Groups in support of the LGBTQ community, and more than 1.5 million people plan to participate in one of the more than 7,500 Pride events on Facebook.
Users can add a rainbow Pride frame to their profile picture, and can expect a special animation at the top of their News Feed if they react to a “Happy Pride” message from Facebook.
Want to offer up an especially prideful reaction to someone’s post this month? A Pride flag has been added to the usual slate of reaction emojis to express love in a more colorful way.
The Facebook camera will allow users to add Pride-themed effects and filters to images. Swipe to the left of News Feed, click on the magic wand to bring up camera effects and search the mask and frame category.
Users in the U.S. can also start a Facebook Fundraiser or donate to LGBTQ causes.
Facebook-owned Instagram is getting in on the act as well, offering Pride-centric stickers, as well as a rainbow brush for brightening up images in Stories. The photo- and video-sharing network is also encouraging Pride and kindness throughout its community with a #KindComments hashtag initiative and a project in which walls in cities around the world will be painted with rainbow colors to show support for the LGBTQ community.