Mothers are irreplaceable—they occupy special place in our hearts. That’s why Facebook wants this year’s Mother’s Day to be one to be remembered for a long time. If you feel like you owe it to your mum to show how much you appreciate her love and care towards you these past years; then you will love the special purple flower reaction popping up on Facebook.
To make this year’s Mother’s Day an unforgettable one, Facebook has added purple flower reaction along with some new and exciting features to its website. Anywhere in the world where the great occasion is being celebrated, people will have the opportunity to wish their mom loads of love in special ways.
“In 2016, Mother’s Day drove more posts in one day than any other topic on Facebook, with more than 105 million Mother’s Day posts produced. In fact, to show thanks and gratitude, people came to Facebook to post photos and videos, which spiked significantly on Mother’s Day with over 850 million photos and videos being shared.
“This year, Facebook is providing new ways for you to show mom or a loved one that you appreciate everything they do,” Facebook said on Friday.
Just as it did in 2016 when the occasion was celebrated around the world, the social media giant is again rolling out flower reaction—and this time, with special effect. Via your mobile phone, you will be able to celebrate your mom by simply tapping on “thankful” when reacting to a post. This will enable more flowers to appear to wrap themselves around your post in an animated sequence.
That’s not all however, Facebook is also adding some Mother’s Day-themed masks and frames to its Facebook Camera. This of course, will be available when you swipe on the News Feed. Since the occasion comes up this Sunday [14th May], the masks and frames will go live on the very day to make the occasion a colorful one.
On Sunday, Your News Feed will also be used an occasion by Facebook to remind you that it’s Mother’s Day. You will be offered an opportunity to send digital greeting cards to people all through the day on the website.
“This Sunday, you might see a message from Facebook in your News Feed wishing you a Happy Mother’s Day and inviting you to share a card with a mom or loved one. You can personalize some of the cards by adding a photo, giving you the opportunity to share what Mother’s Day means to you,” Facebook said.
On Tuesday, Instagram announced a handful of stickers to also mark Mother’s Day. The photo sharing app said the stickers will be available to several people in several countries around the world.
Last week, Google Photos announced a new tool that will help to scan some photos in your collection and turn them into a short video to celebrate Mother’s Day. The app will scan through your photo collection and put together a slideshow of old pictures that bring back old memories.
The first thing is to have your pictures, and of course, that of your mother uploaded to Google Photos, then visit this page to create a slideshow. You will also need to identify your mother from the pictures you have uploaded—and once done, the app will take it up from there.
Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers around the world!