Facebook brought back its purple flower emoji, which stands for thankful, for Mother’s Day. The purple flower was added to the list of reactions that are available in every story, status update or pictures that are shared on Facebook. “When a person chooses this temporary flower reaction, they’ll see something special that wraps around the post they’re reacting to,” the social media giant reported in a blog post.
Mother’s Day is celebrated every year on the second Sunday of May. It is the day specially dedicated to the woman who devotes all her life for the well-being of her child and in return for this selfless love from her, she expects nothing.
In addition to the purple flower, options were made available for users to also support a cause, send a personalised card, or add frames and masks to the pictures.
Users might see an option in the newsfeed wishing you a happy Mother’s Day and inviting you to share a card with your mother. On mobile, the users were enabled to personalise some of the cards by adding a photo and message.
The features extended to photo-sharing website Instagram as well, where users may see a set of new stickers. Those posting an image to Instagram Stories have the option to add a series of Mother’s Day stickers to their image or video.
“Even by simply wishing someone ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ in the comments you will be contributing to a worldwide outpouring of appreciation for moms everywhere,” Facebook said.
The purple flower emoji was the first such temporary reaction added after reactions were added to Facebook in February 2016. In 2016, Mother’s Day drove more than 105 million Mother’s Day posts.
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 shared, the post said. Meanwhile, Google celebrated Mother’s day by dedicating a special doodle to all the mothers. The Google Doodle is a series of story of a pregnant cactus and her journey as a mother from giving birth to her baby cacti, to taking care of it and finally living a settled life with the grown-up babies.
The six different GIF images show the various stages every mother has gone through during her motherhood.