To celebrate Pride Month (and a very happy Pride Month to you), Facebook has introduced a brand new “react”, based around the pride flag designed by Gilbert Baker in the 70s.
The new rainbow feature is available in Google Maps for 35 different cities. You can also celebrate Pride and be creative with stickers and a rainbow brush. Once you like the page, you will soon see the Rainbow emoji reaction when you long-press on the like button on a post, photo, link, video, etc.
In honour of Pride Month, you can now respond with a rainbow. They are also the reason why Pride celebrations are now held around the world every June.
To add the new emoji to your reaction palette, go to the LGBTQ@Facebook page and “like” the page.
This is not the first time Facebook has added a temporary reaction – a flower was added for mothers’ day – and the rainbow reaction is not something that will show up automatically.
Some people are not able to use the reaction.
June is Gay Pride month, and demonstrations for equality are happening all over the country. On Facebook, you can raise money for a nonprofit or people – for yourself, a friend or someone or something not on Facebook.
This year marks an extra special year for members of the LGBTQ community and its supporters.
Google and Facebook are both showing their support for LGBTQ communities around the world.
If you live in one of 35 covered cities and have pulled up Google Maps recently, you might notice rainbow bands covering up some streets on the map.