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Here's how to get the rainbow reaction emoji on Facebook

The social media giant unveiled the new reaction emoji to mark Pride Month.

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Facebook has unveiled a new reaction emoji – the rainbow flag – to mark Pride Month.

The flag, which has been a symbol of the LGBTQ community since 1978, is available for a limited amount of time alongside other emojis (excited, shocked, sad and angry) and signs (thumbs up and heart) as a way to react on the social media site.

Facebook pride.
(Facebook)

But it appears not everyone could find the pride reaction flag on Facebook…

In case you happen to be one of those who didn’t have it automatically installed, here’s how you can get the rainbow flag on Facebook:

1. Log in to Facebook in the app or on the web
2. Go to the LGBTQ@Facebook page
3. Like the page
4. You may need to log out and log back in again before you can see the reaction

The rainbow flag that was first created by Gilbert Baker in 1978.

Facebook said in a public post: “We believe in building a platform that supports all communities.

“So we’re celebrating love and diversity this Pride by giving you a special reaction to use during Pride Month.”

The tech company also unveiled a host of other features for the Pride Month, like for example…

A chance to use Facebook Camera to brighten your photos

Facebook pride.
(Facebook)

The option to add a rainbow frame to your profile pic

Facebook pride.
(Facebook)

A feature that allows Pride colours on Facebook Messenger

Facebook pride.
(Facebook)

The company said in a statement: “Our commitment and support of the LGBTQ community has been unwavering.

“From our support of marriage equality and bullying prevention, to the many product experiences that we’ve brought to life, we are proud of our attention to the LGBTQ experience on Facebook, often thanks to the many LGBTQ people and allies who work here.”

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