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If you can't make it to Rio to cheer on your favorite athletes, Facebook's virtual "Olympic Village" may be the next best thing.
Before the opening ceremony on Friday, the social network giant will show its 1.71 billion users a message in their News Feed, inviting them to click through to what's essentially a virtual Olympic village, allowing people to explore conversations around the games, events, and live moments from the Brazilian extravaganza.
And, since one of the most crucial parts of any sports event is showing your team spirit, Facebook is also rolling out special Olympics-themed profile photo frames. The new filters, which feature the Rio logo and each country's flag, will be rolled out at the end of the week and allow users to choose a temporary way to show their support during the Olympics.
Additionally, the Facebook-owned MSQRD, a face-swapping and digital masks app, is inviting people to literally put on their game face. Beginning Wednesday, the app will allow users to apply an overlay of their favorite country's flag on a photo of their own face — making it look like they're decked out in face paint.