Bring the NYE Party to Messenger and Instagram with Group Effects from Cosmopolitan

The New Year is fast approaching, and no matter how or where you’re ringing in 2022, we want to make sure you enjoy connecting and celebrating with the people that matter most. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Cosmopolitan to help you toast with your crew in style…whether you’re out on the town or at home in your PJ’s. 🍾 

Developed in partnership with Cosmopolitan, today we’re releasing Nugget Cheers, a brand new interactive AR video calling Group Effect created just for New Year’s Eve. The effect features the (weirdly) perfect pairing of champagne and chicken nuggets that you’ll be able to toast and share with friends on a Messenger or Instagram video call. With Nugget Cheers you can celebrate those special nuggets from 2021 that you want to remember (or maybe forget 😬) with your crew, no matter where they are, for an epic virtual NYE celebration. Cue the champagne flutes and get ready for the countdown to 2022! 🥂


Group Effects are a new feature available on Instagram and Messenger that allow you to interact together with a variety of collaborative AR experiences during group video calls. They let friends and families across the world connect in a fun and interactive way. So whether it’s clinking champagne glasses or playing games on your video calls, the virtual hangout sesh just got a lot more entertaining. 🕺💃

Nugget Cheers is just the tip of the iceberg – you can choose from a library of over 150 Group Effects that range from games where you compete to build the best 🍔, or become the first to host a cute orange 🐱 on your screen, to collaborative, interactive experiences.

To access Nugget Cheers, head to your Instagram or Messenger app, start a video call or create a Room, tap the smiley face to open the effects tray, and select Group Effects. It’s time to say au revoir to 2021 (finally) and get excited for 2022. From the team at Messenger, we hope you enjoy the celebrations with the people who matter most. 🎉

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