Solomiia Shalaiska, a Ukrainian graphic designer based in Kyiv, felt helpless until she took to Instagram to post pro-Ukraine rally images, stating: “It’s very important to [strengthen] the national spirit in Ukraine, that’s why people are doing memes and encouraging images… [people] should have sources where they can find not only Russian propaganda.”
Regardless of where you are in the world, you can show support for Ukraine across social media. In this article we'll cover how you can add the Ukraine flag for Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok profiles.
To learn how you can donate to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, scroll to the end of this article.
Table of Contents:
- Customize and edit your profile picture in Kapwing.
- Add the Ukraine flag for Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok.
- How you can donate to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.
Customize and edit your profile picture in Kapwing
When you set your profile picture to support Ukraine across social media, you only have access to the set of designs provided for the Ukraine flag and colors. If you want to stand out more, you can use Kapwing to add more elements to your profile pictures.
To get started, head to Kapwing's free image editor and click "Get Started."
Below, I added a blue and yellow border to my profile picture by resizing my image, changing the background to Ukraine's color of yellow (hex code is #ffd700), and adding a blue outline (#0057b7) to the image itself.
To add more spice to your profile picture, search through Kapwing's image and elements library for copyright-free GIFs, stickers, and emojis you can add to your profile picture.
When you're satisfied with your profile picture for Ukraine, click "Export Image" or "Export GIF" in the top right-hand corner of your studio, and download your project!
Add the Ukraine flag for Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok
After you've customized your own profile picture for Ukraine, start sharing it across social media! With each platform comes different options for showing support like setting a profile picture frame for Ukraine or simply adding a flag in your profile bio.
Other than customizing your profile picture itself, you can set the Ukrainian flag as a Facebook profile picture frame.
First, go to your Facebook profile and click on your profile picture to find the "Update Profile Picture" option. After you click "Update Profile Picture," click "Add Frame," to find various frames you can add to your profile picture.
To show support towards Ukraine, type in "Ukraine" in the search bar and find the Ukraine flag for Facebook profile pictures to set as your frame.
Although Twitter doesn't have a profile picture frame like Facebook, you can add the Ukraine flag emoji in your Twitter bio after setting your customized profile picture.
Go to your profile and click "Edit Profile" right below your Twitter cover photo. Then, tap on the "Bio" box and search for the Ukraine flag emoji in your keyboard.
You can also choose to add hashtags to show support for Ukraine on social media like #ukraine, or #istandwithukraine. If you choose to use either of these hashtags, others will be able to find your post easily in related news and updates and will help grow the support online community for Ukraine.
Lots of people on TikTok are posting videos of Ukraine profile pictures you can use to show online support. In TikTok, go to the "Discover" tab and search for "Ukraine profile pictures." There, find a video with an image you want to set as your TikTok profile picture and screenshot it on your phone.
When you've taken a screenshot of what you want to set as your TikTok profile picture, go to your profile, click "Edit profile," then "Change photo" to set yourself an Ukrainian flag pfp on TikTok.
How you can donate to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine
Although adding the Ukraine flag to your social media profiles shows respect and support for Ukraine, finding ways to directly support the humanitarian crisis definitely makes a huge difference.
Influencers on social media, like Dua Lipa, have shared charities and non-profit organizations to donate to Ukraine like:
- Disasters Emergency Committee: is an organization of 15 UK aid charities with the mission to "save, protect, and rebuild lives through effective humanitarian response.
- Ukrainian Red Cross Society: is dedicated to provide first aid to areas with limited medical service and humanitarian aid to all people in need.
- Nova Ukraine: is a registered non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about Ukraine in the United States and throughout the world and providing humanitarian aid to Ukraine.
- United Kingdom for UNHCR - Ukraine Emergency: is the UN Refugee Agency’s national partner for the United Kingdom that deliver humanitarian relief to displaced families across the globe.
Because of the tremendous amount of social media coverage on the Russian-Ukraine war and the consistent real-time news and video updates, there's no doubt that it has affected nearly anyone who is aware of the situation. After tweeting a tactical guide on the strength that "civilian resistors" in Ukraine have against the Russian side, 25-year military veteran John Spencer concluded that "This is kind of the new way of warfare. There's no more going away to war. We're all with Ukraine right now."