Facebook is inviting Facebook Messenger users to “feel the love” on Valentine’s Day if they’re in a “FB official” romantic relationship.
Messenger is a special place to connect and share with the people most important to you – whether making date night plans with your partner, arranging a girls night out with your closest friends, or jumping on a group video chat to catch up with your family.
In light of this, today we announced a fun and delightful feature just in time for Valentine’s Day. Starting tomorrow, if you newly indicate you’re in a romantic relationship on Facebook (aka make it “FB official”), you’ll get a Messenger notification that will open to your conversation with your loved one…
Users will experience:
- 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.
Facebook says Valentine’s Day was one of the most popular and active days for Messenger last year. The social network says men and women are similar when it comes to expressing their love via emoji, with the heart emoji being the second most popular emoji among both men and women.