MENLO PARK, Calif., May 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- People come to Facebook to express their diverse opinions and experiences, yet there is one thing that undeniably brings the community together in celebration all over the world - moms!
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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.*
Celebrate Mother's Day on Facebook
This year, Facebook is providing new ways for you to show mom or a loved one that you appreciate everything they do:
Send a Personalized Card: 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.
Jazz Up Your Photos: In Facebook Camera, you can find some new colorful, Mother's Day-themed masks and frames. If you swipe right on News Feed, go to the effects tray and you'll be able to find the effects in the mask and frame category.
Support a Cause In Honor of Mom: In the US, start a Facebook fundraiser or donate to your favorite cause in honor of your mom. On Facebook, you can raise money for a nonprofit or people—for yourself, a friend or someone or something not on Facebook.
Show Your Thanks: You may see a new 'thankful' addition to reactions during the days surrounding Mother's Day. When a person chooses this temporary flower reaction, they'll see something special that wraps around the post they're reacting to.
Add a Sticker to your Instagram Story: Finally, if you're using Instagram, you may also see a set of new stickers to help you celebrate the mothers in your life. Simply open the camera and take a photo or video, then add as many stickers as you want.
Check out Parenting Tools on Facebook
In addition to developing engaging experiences for people, it's also important to help parents stay in touch with their families and communities, making it easy to share and document the most special moments of their children's life.
On Facebook, parents can seek out advice, support and encouragement through their supportive communities and find a comfortable space for expressing themselves – from using Live Video to share baby's first steps with friends and family to searching for inspiration or tips for a first birthday through Groups.
Additionally, Facebook builds services and tools to help people stay in control and keep their family safe. For example, Facebook's recently launched Parents Portal includes guides for parents about how Facebook works, tips for talking with your kids about staying safe online and resources from experts from around the world.
"Every day, we see parents coming to Facebook to ask for advice, share pictures of their kids or just stay connected with family and friends. And we know they also have questions about how Facebook works once their kids join," says Antigone Davis, Global Head of Safety for Facebook. "We hope to foster an important discussion about creating safe and supportive communities on Facebook and Instagram."
Facebook hopes everyone will join in celebrating everything that mother's do for us on this special day. Even by simply wishing someone a 'Happy Mother's Day' in the comments (Psst...try it and see what happens!) you will be contributing to a worldwide outpouring of appreciation for moms everywhere.
*Data from 5/8/2016
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