Facebook spruces up Messenger for Valentine's Day

Facebook Messenger releases new filters and chat features to celebrate Valentine's Day

For Valentine's Day, Facebook announced a new feature that is activated when you declare you are in a relationship on Facebook.

Heart shower: hearts will be raining all across the screen. Users will also "be prompted to personalise" their chats by choosing a "custom text colour, emoji, and nickname". The company says that people share over 2 emoji every day through Messenger, with the kissing face, heart eyes, and traditional heart ranking in the top five.

"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", Messenger said in a blogpost on Tuesday.

Finally, Messenger will automatically put your loved one to the top of the list in your Active Chats window so you'll always have fast access. Valentine's Day may be a ideal time to finally make it "FB official"!

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To express one's feelings people now get handy with emojis which have become the new love language. The heart emoji is the most commonly used emoji for both men and women. 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!

According to the social media giant, if you indicate you're in a relationship on Facebook, you'll receive a notification from Messenger that will open up a conversation with your partner.

Facebook is also providing users with Valentine's Day filters and effects on Messenger Camera, such as a heart eyes filter, falling candy heart effect, and Queen of Hearts filter. The new filters are also available while video chatting. The camera on the Messenger is one tap away whether one is in a conversation or just opened the app.

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