Add the Ukrainian flag to your Facebook profile picture and show your solidarity

With the outbreak of war in Ukraine, many citizens of Western countries asked how they could show their solidarity with the Ukrainian people. As well as attending pro-Ukrainian rallies or donating to humanitarian charities, many have taken to social media to show their support for the people of the now war-torn country.

BristolLive reports that many have started changing their Facebook profile frame to the Ukrainian flag, which overlays their normal Facebook display image. The hope is to raise awareness of the plight of the Ukrainian people as the Russian army seizes military strongholds and tries to take the capital Kiev.

Although Ukrainian President Zelensky has said that these Russian forces will try to take the capital overnight, he posted a defiant clip on social media this morning showing the former TV star turned leader walking through the streets of Kiev. At the same time, Polish authorities reported that more than 100,000 refugees were fleeing their common border.

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People all over the world showed their support for the Ukrainian people on social media. In fact, one of the most searched terms on Google’s search engine was how to edit your Facebook profile.

We’ve put together some simple steps on how you can update your Facebook profile picture to include a Ukrainian flag overlay.

How to add a flag to your profile picture

1) Go to Facebook’s profile-photo-frames features page by clicking here.

2) Select the Ukrainian flag from the list of options. This can be done by typing Ukraine in the search field, or if your friends are already using this option, it may already appear at the top of the list.

3) Adjust the positioning of your profile picture. You can zoom in for a closer crop if you like.

4) Choose how long you want the overlay flag to last. You can vary it between an hour, a day, a week, etc., or keep it indefinitely.

5) Click “Use as profile picture”

If you have been affected by the Ukraine crisis and would be happy to share your story, email: [email protected]

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