Facebook to introduce new emoji to honor LGBT Pride Month

Facebook has introduced a rainbow emoji to honor the LGBT Pride Month celebrated every year in June to show support to their community and cause.

"As Pride celebrations begin around the world, Facebook is proud to support our diverse community, including those that have identified themselves on Facebook as gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender or gender non-conforming," the company said in a press release. Over 12 million people across the globe are part of one of the 76,000 Facebook Groups in support of the LGBTQ community.

The social networking giant noted that more than 1.5 million people plan to participate in one of the more than 7,500 Pride events on Facebook this year. Facebook has also added Pride-themed frames to its camera and wished users "Happy Pride" on their News Feeds. Users might also see a special animation on top of their News Feed if they happen to react to Facebook's message. Facebook is also letting users in the US to raise money for a non-profit or people who support the LGBT cause.

In the past, the social media giant has launched several theme-based frames, including frames for Mother’s Day, Indian Premier League, among others. Recently, the company launched custom profile picture frames to let cricket enthusiasts show support for their favourite team as ICC Champions Trophy 2017 kicked off in Britain.

With inputs from IANS

Updated Date: Jun 11, 2017 13:31 PM