Facebook Has Some 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Features of Its Own

Special profile picture frames and AR stickers highlight its offerings

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2018 FIFA World Cup Russia fun is not exclusive to Facebook Messenger, as the social network revealed some special features of its own for the tournament, which kicks off Thursday.

Starting Wednesday, soccer fans on Facebook may start seeing animated messages atop their News Feeds encouraging them to show their pride in their favorite World Cup team with special profile picture frames. They are available for all 32 participating squads.

Adding specific phrases to status updates—such as “gooaal” or select cheers from the 32 countries that are playing—will unlock new animations.



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