Facebook Allows Users to Celebrate the Changing Seasons

A new message is rolling out to users' News Feeds celebrating the arrival of spring and fall

Facebook is rolling out a new message at the top of users’ News Feeds, allowing them to celebrate the changing seasons. As reported by Sarah Perez of TechCrunch, users in the Northern Hemisphere will see an animated message containing birds for spring, while those in the Southern Hemisphere will see falling leaves for fall.

This message will appear on both desktop and in the Facebook application on iOS and Android.

Interested users can click or tap the “Share” button on this message to create their own posts containing the seasonal content. When users share the post from the Facebook mobile app, status text that reads “welcoming spring” or “welcoming fall” will be added to the post. Users have the option to add their own thoughts to the post before sharing it to their news feed.

This isn’t the first time Facebook has added themed content to the top of users’ News Feeds. For instance, users may now see local weather information in that spot.

UPDATED at 12:45 p.m. ET: Facebook also added season-specific options to its recently released Messenger Day feature for its Messenger app: