Feeling the Love with Messenger
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. From there…
- 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.
We can’t wait to hear what you think of this new feature. Valentine’s Day may be a perfect time to finally make it “FB official”!
In the spirit of feeling all the feelings, we thought it would be timely to share how people in the Messenger community express their love and adoration.
We found that emojis are the new love language: people share over 2 billion emojis every day on Messenger, with 😘, 😍, and ❤ranking in the top five most popular emojis.
Men and women actually express their love (via emojis) pretty similarly! For example, ❤ is the second most popular emoji for both men and women.
For those who like to personalize their chats, red is the most popular chat color and ❤is the most popular custom emoji.
And to no surprise, Messenger continues to be the place where people come to connect and share when they’re feeling the love. Valentine’s Day was one of the most popular and active days on Messenger last year – we’re excited to see if that holds true for this year!
If you’re planning to send someone a love note tomorrow, make it special this year with a variety of fun filters and effects in the Messenger Camera. Try out the heart eyes filter (open your mouth and you’ll see a fun animation), add some festive flair with a falling candy heart effect, or channel your inner royalty with the Queen of Hearts filter. The Messenger Camera is one tap or swipe away whether you’re already in a conversation or you’ve just opened the app.
All of these festive filters and effects are also available in Messenger video chat! You can call a loved one by starting or opening a one-on-one or group chat and tap the video icon in the top right corner. Then tap the star icon to access all of the fun filters and effects.