As a way of celebrating the ruling made by the U.S. Supreme Court on marriage equality, the most popular social network launched a tool that allows Facebook users to ‘rainbowify’ their profile photo with just a single click. The victory was a major milestone which got everyone excited and triggered this move by the social platform. With the tool, it is now possible to show you support and get others involved in the noble campaign. We all know the impact that Facebook has on the lives of people and we can use the platform to show our solidarity.
With just a single click, you can successfully add a rainbow filter to your profile picture and show you’re your support. The procedure is quite easy; all you have to do is to visit the Celebrate Pride page on your Facebook account where you’ll be able to change your profile picture. Once on the page, you should be able to preview your profile picture and should be able to see profile photo with the rainbow overlay. If you are pleased with what you see, go ahead and click on it and the picture will be automatically updated; as simple as that and you’ll be showing your noble support.
So far, the support has been nothing short of a success. Judging from the past, a good number of Facebook users have been seen uploading similar photos on their profiles in solidarity as they joined in the celebrations of the rulings made on same sex marriage. However, this is the first time that the platform has gone ahead provide its users with a tool specifically designed for that purpose.
Facebook has joined other tech companies in celebrating the ruling. Google for example was among the first companies to show their support by adding colourful artwork which users will see every time the phrases related to same sex marriage is searched. In relation to this, Google also went ahead to partner with YouTube to publish an emotional video which they dubbed, ”#ProudToLove to mark the historic occasion”.
Whichever way you look at it, this is a wonderful way of showing your pride, support and acceptance to our brothers and sisters. With such kinds of support, awareness is created and people get to acknowledge the rights of one another. No more living in the closet, you can come out confidently knowing that you’ll find a community that is ready to support you.