So it’s finally Valentine’s Day and you’re looking for a new way to show your significant other that you really, really love them.
If you’ve done all the traditional gestures – chocolate and/or flowers, right? – and then some, Facebook wants to help you show a little digital affection. Strictly on February the 14th, users can send a secret Valentine’s Day message via Facebook Messenger.
All of those who keep their app updated noticed today that a little heart pierced by an arrow – the classic sign of love – has appeared today in line with the other sending options (GIF, emoji, photos, and the kind).
You can send a special Valentine’s message to anyone who’s on Facebook, with your love thoughts or really anything else you think of if you tap on the icon. Once you tapped on the little heart, Facebook tells you your ‘valentine’ will be gift-wrapped.
That might sound a little confusing, but just keep on typing whatever you wanted to send. Once you tap send, you’ll see a little gift-wrapped message going out to your recipient. Once they tap on it, a little animation shows the gift unwrapping, allowing them to read your message.
According to the message posted by Messenger VP David Marcus on his page, Facebook’s temporary feature aims “to make your Valentine feel even more special, and help you put a smile on the face of your loved one. Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at Messenger!”
It’s not just text that fits into the wrapped gift; you can also send stickers and GIFs, if you think they express your love more clearly than your words could.
Ladies checking their Facebook account today might have to watch out. This Valentine’s Day heart that Messenger provided us with might cause an increase in the number of ‘message requests’ received from strangers. Our advice is to ignore the gift-wrapped messages that may adorn your chat.
Some fellows could see this feature as a great opportunity to get out of the dreaded ‘Friend Zone’ and hopefully move to the much desired GF/BF zone. To all of you in this situation, all the best. And should this digital gifting fail, you could actually go out and buy a real gift.
So is this the cheesiest thing you have seen on this Valentine’s Day? Probably not, but it gets up there in the top for sure.
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