Google, Facebook, Hike Messenger celebrate Mother’s Day


It is Mother’s Day today and technology companies have come out with interesting ways to celebrate the day.

Google as usual has a doodle out which shows what looks like either sand on a beach or the welcome mat outside your house with two pairs of shoes representing the bond between mother and child.

Facebook, in a bid to celebrate Mother’s Day with women across the globe, has introduced a special feature to help its users send floral decorated greetings to their mothers via Messenger, the social networking giant recently announced.

“For a short time (May 7-May 9), you’ll see a new purple flower icon in Messenger. Tap on the flower to decorate your messages – text, photos, GIFs and more – with colourful blooms. The person you’re sending the message to will see the flowers on their end, too,” the statament said.

Hike Messenger has launched a ‘microapp’ for users to celebrate Mother’s Day. “This Mother’s Day, hike wishes all the mothers and enables hikers to show their love for their moms,” hike said in a statement on Saturday.

The company will share the “microapp” with its 100 million users. With this, hikers can add an image, edit quotes or simply add a message as a token of love to their mothers. In addition, they can also post customised e-cards and stickers on their timeline or share amongst friends, not only on hike but also on other platforms. The special feature will be live for two days, the company said.

Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May. This celebration started off in 1908 in the United States and is celebrated to honour motherhood.

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