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Facebook Default Pictures Get Rainbow Makeover

Facebook default pictures are getting a rainbow makeover thanks to the social media giant. A new feature allows users to show their support for marriage equality by superimposing a rainbow over their profile picture.

CEO Mark Zuckerberg personally announced the Celebrate Pride tool on his personal Facebook page following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that same-sex couples have the constitutional right to marry, Gadgets reported.facebook default picture

In another post Zuckerberg said, “Our country was founded on the promise that all people are created equal, and today we took another step towards achieving that promise. I’m so happy for all of my friends and everyone in our community who can finally celebrate their love and be recognized as equal couples under the law. We still have much more to do to achieve full equality for everyone in our community, but we are moving in the right direction.”

Facebook’s new tool allows users to superimpose a rainbow over their profile picture with a click of a link, and let them express their support over the LGBT community.

Other IT bigwigs such as Apple, Google, Uber and Salesforce too have shown their support for gay marriages on social media channels throughout the day.

On Twitter, now you can make a tiny rainbow heart appear in your tweet by including the #LoveWins hashtag.

The new Facebook default pictures follows the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that same-sex couples have constitutional right to marry and arrives just two days before New York’s annual gay pride parade.

To add the rainbow filter to your profile visit www.facebook.com/celebratepride#sthash.47GQlMVr.dpuf.

Please note that when Facebook updates your profile picture, it automatically adds the following caption: “Created with facebook.com/celbratepride.” If you do not want to include that caption, go into your image and edit the caption to delete or change the caption.

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