Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Facebook is rolling out some new features to its Messenger app. However, these new features are geared towards those who are in a new relationship. Once a couple confirms that they are in a relationship, Messenger will automatically open up a chat between the parties.
As if this app wants in on your action, the app now prompts users to set custom emojis for their significant other as well as choose a nickname. Likewise, the default happy emoji changes the face with hearts for eyes, which according to Facebook is globally the third most popular emoji right after the heart emoji. The app also has your significant other appear at the top of Messenger’s Active tab, which is great for those who chat the most with their significant other.
Now, all of these features are nothing new to the platform, but they have become more accessible as the app now prompts you to use them as opposed to being buried deep within the app’s settings. Clearly, these features are intended for those who love to share the love, but the real question Facebook and we are asking is does anyone really use Facebook’s relationship status anymore? Doesn’t it have to be Instagram official anyway?