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Facebook, Instagram Mark Virtual Graduation Week With Features, Special Programming – Adweek [Video]

The social network said late last month that Oprah Winfrey will deliver the commencement address. Celebrities including Awkwafina, Simone Biles, Jennifer Garner and Lil Nas X will also speak, and Miley Cyrus will perform hit song “The Climb.”

Facebook debuted a virtual graduation hub Monday, classof2020.fb.com, along with several features to help people celebrate graduates, such as by hosting their own virtual ceremonies via Facebook Live, and guides to using all of those features.

The caps and gowns are coming out, virtually, as the social network introduced augmented reality graduation speech and cap filters with customizable tassels for Facebook, along with cap and graduation walk stickers for Facebook Stories and profile frames in a variety of school colors.

Messenger From Facebook is getting a graduation-themed video chat filter featuring a graduation cap experience in styles ranging from traditional to disco.

And Instagram will roll out custom college-themed cap and gown AR effects in the effects gallery for Stories.

In the coming weeks, Facebook …

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