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Facebook teams up with Thai artist ‘Gongkan’ for some virtual Songkran fun

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With people being forced to stay home due to the latest wave of Covid infections, Facebook and Instagram have gone into collaboration with famous Thai artist Kantapon “Gongkan” Metheekul to offer #SongkranTogether array of AR effects, stickers and profile frames.

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“Songkran is the festival of happiness, but due to the current situation, people cannot go out and have all that water-splashing fun. Therefore, I wanted everyone to be able to celebrate and send happiness virtually during the holiday. I designed the Facebook profile frame, AR filters and sticker pack with the sincere hope that everyone will be able to digitally share smiles and send happiness to family and friends,” Kantaporn said.

Here are some fun ways you can mark Songkran via Facebook and Instagram this year:

1. Show off your inner artist with the new #SongkranTogether feature

• Change your Facebook profile frame: Tap your profile picture, click on “update profile picture”, choose “add frame”, look for or type “Songkran by Gongkan” or “Gongkan” to change the frame.

• Add AR effects or Stickers: Brows the Effects Gallery on Instagram Stories or its GIPHY Stickers tray and search for “Gongkan”, or simply click https://www.instagram.com/ar/2981494935459809.

• Add your preferred effect or sticker to your photo or video with the #SongkranTogether hashtag.

2. Join the at-home “Water Splash” fun on Instagram Reels with #SongkranTogether hashtag

• Launched in late March, Instagram’s newest short-form video feature #ReelsTH can be a fun, safe way to enjoy Songkran. Get creative with a simple 30-second clip or three-frame reel, where you are dry in the first shot and wet by the end. Get your friends and family to join you virtually by making their own #SongkranTogether moment. Don’t forget to add the #SongkranTogether and #ReelsTH hashtags and some of the popular songs people have been enjoying on Reels in Thailand.

3. Explore Facebook Watch see how others are celebrating with the #SongkranTogether hashtag

• Did you know that there are 37 million people in Thailand who come to Watch and enjoy video content on Facebook every month? Explore the fun and exclusively curated Songkran video content on Facebook Watch from Thai publishers and content creators such as Boriboon Family, Plaocooking and Tagple by following the hashtag #SongkranTogether.

For more information and fun virtual activities, check out Facebook Thailand’s official page at https://www.facebook.com/FacebookThailand.

Published : April 09, 2021

By : The Nation (sponsored news)