Facebook Messenger gets in on the Canada 150 celebrations
If you’re concerned that your Facebook messages aren’t Canadian enough (especially in this year of sesquicentennial celebration), the tech company has your back.
Starting today, Facebook is releasing 6 “frames” you can put around your messages on the social network’s private communication capability, not unlike event-specific filters you might be using on those other apps.
The twist here is that these frames are created by some notable Canadians—the first First Nations Mrs. Universe Ashley Callingbull, for instance—and reflect a unique facet of our giant land’s coast-to-coast culture. For example, Ashley created one that says Tansi, which means “hello” in Cree. A Vancouver fashion blogger, Jennifer Zhang designed hers to say “Sorry it’s raining again”, which if you’ve ever been, is the most British Columbia phrase ever. For our East Coast friends there’s a PEI frame with the phrase “I’d bet the farm on it”.
Hot tip: You’ll find these frames (plus others from Canadian parts in between!) under the smiley face in your messenger app.