All the Keywords That Activate Facebook’s Text Delight Animations

It was recently a friend’s birthday. Facebook, being the helpful social network it is, prompted me to “send her good thoughts”.

So I did.

“Hope you had a rad one!” I wrote. I hit Post, and my birthday greeting popped onto her wall. However, this post looked a little different. The word “rad” was in a bright purple… and when I clicked on it, little thumb-up emojis popped up and flew across the screen, leaving colourful trails in their wake. What was going on?

After couple of failed Google searches and some digging with the Developer Tool, it turned out that I had accidentally triggered one of Facebook’s “Text Delight” features. I had seen the “congrats” animation before, but it looks like there are three “secret” animations in total. Here they are, along with the list of keywords that activate them.

Updated Sept. 16 with new keywords for balloon animation

Thumbs Up

A flurry of “thumbs up” emojis rocket across your screen

Activated by:

  • rad
  • radness

Balloons

Colourful confetti and balloons pop up onto your screen

Activated by:

  • Congrats
  • Congratulations
  • ألف
  • مبروك
  • تهانينا مبارك
  • مبروك
  • Glückwunsch
  • Gratuliere
  • Enhorabuena
  • Felicitaciones
  • Félicitations
  • बधाई
  • Selamat
  • Congratulazioni
  • おめでとう
  • 축하해
  • 축하해요
  • Мои поздравления
  • Поздравляем
  • Поздравляю
  • ยินดีด้วย
  • Tebrikler
  • 恭喜
  • Geluk
  • অভিনন্দন
  • Gratulace!
  • Til lykke
  • Tillykke
  • Συγχαρητήρια
  • Paljon onnea
  • Onnea
  • અભિનંદન מזל טוב
  • Gratula
  • Čestitam
  • Čestitke
  • Čestitamo
  • അഭിനന്ദനങ്ങൾ
  • ಶುಭಾಶಯ
  • Tahniah
  • Grattis
  • अभिनंदन
  • ਵਧਾਈਆਂ
  • Parabéns
  • Gratki
  • Gratulacje
  • Felicitări!
  • Gratulujem
  • Blahoželám
  • Gefeliciteerd
  • வாழ்த்துகள்
  • வாழ்த்துக்கள்
  • అభినందనలు
  • مبارکباد
  • Chúc mừng
  • ဂုဏ်ယူပါတယ်
  • Честитам
  • Hongera
  • Свака част
  • Felicitações
  • Gratulálok
  • Gratulálunk
  • Onnittelut
  • Μπράβο
  • gratuluju
  • gratuluji
  • gratulujeme
  • blahopřeju
  • blahopřeji
  • blahopřejeme
  • Tebrik ederim
  • ขอแสดงความยินดี
  • おめでとうございます
  • Complimenti
  • बधाई हो
  • शुभकामनाएं
  • शुभकामनाएँ
  • Herzlichen Glückwunsch
  • Baie geluk
  • Veels geluk
  • Gratulerer

Hearts

Small hearts float up from your screen

Activated by:

  • xo
  • xoxo
  • xoxoxo
  • Besos y abrazos
  • bisou
  • bisous
  • baci
  • 꽁냥꽁냥
  • Я люблю тебя
  • Я люблю вас
  • จุ๊บๆ
  • จุ๊บจุ๊บ
  • Öptüm
  • 么么哒
  • সোনা
  • Kys og knus
  • φιλάκια
  • puspus
  • Puszi!
  • Šaljem poljupce!
  • ഉമ്മ
  • ਰੋਮਾਂਸ
  • Um abraço
  • pupici
  • cmuk
  • ချစ်ခြင်းများစွာ
  • Грлим те
  • mahaba