On this day, 20 years ago, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was first published. To celebrate this, Facebook has introduced a cool easter eggs.
On Facebook, you can activate them by typing words such as Harry Potter, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or Gryffindor on both posts and comments.
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone with us today! Type “Harry Potter” in a Facebook post for a magical surprise…
Posted by Pottermore on Monday, June 26, 2017
After posted, the words will be highlighted with a certain color, each one indicating the house that the fictional characters used to represent. You are also able to replay the action by simply tapping on the word again.
If you type in “Harry Potter” as your status on Facebook, a quirky animation appears. Something for the #MondayBlues #SocialMedia pic.twitter.com/OU9pqnxtlO
— Carl Panteny (@CJPanteny) June 26, 2017
This is the best thing Facebook has ever done 😍✨⚡️You click on Harry Potter and a wand, sparks and lightning all appear! It’s magic! pic.twitter.com/67BpzfWhIY
— Laura Davidson (@lovelylaurajd) June 26, 2017
Facebook is not the only one to celebrate the anniversary of Harry Potter. If you are on Twitter, using the hashtag #HarryPotter20 willl show a special Twitter emoji.
Introducing a new Twitter emoji celebrating the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone! #HarryPotter20 pic.twitter.com/9ueEBjCZon
— Harry Potter Film (@HarryPotterFilm) June 26, 2017
Google is another addition to the list. Android users can activate specific features by using certain Harry potter spells. Saying “Lumos”, “Nox” or “Silencio” to the Google Assistant will turn on silent mode or activate the torch.
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