October 27, 2021
Facebook Messenger Valentine's Day features

New Couples can Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Facebook Messenger

New Facebook Messenger Valentine’s Day features promise to make it all-the-more special, with plenty of emoji, filters, and more fluff…

Congratulations to new couples! Just update a relationship status tomorrow and Facebook Messenger states it will make it worthwhile. In a new blog post, Facebook announces that beginning tomorrow, if a user indicates they are in a romantic relationship, a Messenger notification will pop-up, prompting a conversation.

Special Facebook Messenger Valentine’s Day Features Announced

The flare appears after making a new romantic relationship “FB official.” However, none of it is really all that new. It’s just a repackaging of some familiar options, like custom colors, emoji, filters, and more. But, here’s how it reads on the official blog:

  • It’s raining hearts! A heart shower will fall across your screen.
  • Spread the love: Your custom emoji (in the lower right hand corner) will be 😍, so expressing your love will be fast and easy
  • Get personal: You’ll be prompted to personalize your chat and set your own custom text color, emoji, and nickname in case you want to switch things up even more.
  • Chatting with bae: Your loved one will be the first person to appear on the Active tab, so you can easily see when they’re available to chat.

It’s another example of Facebook trying to capture as much personal attention as possible. A gamble which might just pay off. After all, Facebook Messenger surpassed 1.2 billion MAUs or monthly active users back in April of last year. That’s more than double the number of Facebook-owned Instagram, which has 600 million.

Here’s a video of the Facebook Messenger Valentine’s Day features in-action:

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