Facebook marks Khmer New Year with fun features to keep Cambodians connected while staying apart

Stay safe and enjoy Khmer New Year with the launch of brand-new AR filters, Facebook profile frames, and sticker packs for Facebook and Instagram.

Khmer New Year is one of the most important celebrations in Cambodia, a time for fresh beginnings and good wishes, and a moment when families and friends come together to celebrate.

To help people connect with whoever they want, whenever they want, and wherever they want. COVID-19 continues to impact everyone in Cambodia, we need to follow social distancing and limit travelling, but we can still celebrate this moment together online.

Facebook brings its support by helping people to connect with their loved ones and celebrate the joy through the launch of an array of #HappyKhmerNewYear (#អបអរពិធីបុណ្យចូល​ឆ្នាំ​ខ្មែរ) virtual features in collaboration with internationally renowned artist Kantapon ‘Gongkan’ Metheekul who translates his iconic teleport art to fun features made available on Facebook and Instagram for the new year celebration in Cambodia.

Here are some of the new fun ways to celebrate #HappyKhmerNewYear on Facebook and Instagram this year, while connecting with friends and loved ones becomes even more important.

Show off your inner Teleport artist with the new #HappyKhmerNewYear feature pack

Facebook profile frame & AR effect

FB Frame white background

filter_AR2

How to use these features?

– To change your Facebook profile frame, tap your profile picture, click on “Update profile picture, choose ‘Add Frame’, look for or type “KhmerNewYear” or ‘KhmerNewYear by Gongkan’ to change the frame.

– For AR effects/stickers, browse Effect Gallery on Instagram Stories or Stories giphy tray and search for the artist’s name “Gongkan”

– Or simply click Link: https://www.instagram.com/ar/2981494935459809

– Choose the effect you like or add your preferred sticker to your picture or video!

Don’t forget to add #HappyKhmerNewYear and tag your friends, family and loved ones and spread joy while staying safe this new year!

Happy Khmer New Year!

GIPHY KNY

#HappyKhmerNewYear sticker pack by Gongkan