Meta has announced a new set of Pride-themed features for Messenger and Messenger Kids, providing more ways for users to participate in Pride Month celebrations.
First of all, in Messenger: the addition of Meta new word effects, camera stickers, and 3D avatar stickers for your existing Pride collection, which already includes various 360 backgrounds, sticker packs, and chat themes.
According to Goal:
“#ConnectWithThePride using the new word effects in Messenger, a fun cascade of emojis with everyday words and phrases you already use in your chats. Once you select your Pride chat topic, try ‘Beautiful’, ‘Queer’, ‘Community’, ‘Proud’ and ‘Transgender’, or create your own Word Effects to level up your conversations with friends and family on the celebration of Pride. .”
Word Effects, which Meta launched in Messenger last year, allows you to choose an emoji to pair with a certain word or term, which will then cause an on-screen explosion of that emoji character each time it’s used within your chat (hence the rainbows in the image above). That can add a more festive spark to your discussions, and using the terms above, like Meta notes, will trigger an emoji response throughout June.
goal is new Meanwhile, the 3D Avatar Pride stickers will be available in feed and stories on both Facebook and Messenger, while their chat themes will also be available on Messenger and Instagram.
“Later this month, we will also launch a new conversation-inducing sticker pack about support and love, designed in partnership with the incredibly talented London-based non-binary artist and creator. Wednesday Holmes (they/them)”.
Meta also seeks to highlight inspiration LGBTQ+ voices and artists, including actor and model Kais Boukthir and interpreter JoJo Siwa.
“This month, you can check jojo goes, a new docuseries hybrid format that follows JoJo and her famous friends as they go on some crazy and hilarious adventures that they’ve always wanted to experience but never had the chance to try before.”
In Messenger Kids, Meta will also be bringing back her Pride camera stickers and camera frame, as well as her rainbow AR effect.
Meta’s also announced a variety of Pride-themed activations on Facebook and Instagram, providing a variety of ways for people to participate in the event. And for brands, Meta also launches a updated Global LGBTQ+ Cultural Guide later this month, which is designed to “educate and inspire authentic ways to support the LGBTQ+ community.”
Pride Month is an important opportunity to share your support, which can be very important to those within the LGBTQ+ community who often still deal with prejudice and prejudice based on who they are. A simple note of support, or even the use of a hashtag on your profile, can go a long way toward improving tolerance and acceptance, and it’s worth taking that extra step with your own personal social media presence. or brand.