Ever since the Harry Potter saga was published, it has become a huge hit both in book sales and the subsequent adaptation to the silver screens. J.K Rowling’s magnus opus has become part of pop culture and she took the time yesterday to inform the world that it has been 20 years since the release of the Harry Potter saga to the world.
20 years ago today a world that I had lived in alone was suddenly open to others. It's been wonderful. Thank you.#HarryPotter20
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 26, 2017
Twenty years is indeed a long time and Facebook decided to honour the Harry Potter books by adding a clever Easter egg within Facebook.
When you type a post on Facebook with the keywords Harry Potter or any of Hogwart’s houses: Slytherin, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Gryffindor, you will see coloured hyperlinks that appear after you hit send. Each keyword has its own unique colour like red for Harry Potter, green for Slytherin, scarlet for Gryffindor, blue for Ravenclaw and orange for Hufflepuff.
When you tap on the coloured hyperlinks, you will see an animation of a wand that casts a party spell which includes the Harry Potter lightning symbol which is quite cool.
— Rorschach (@kiruti) June 26, 2017
Facebook is no stranger in the quest to add pop culture references on their network. You could set up a Star Wars themed profile picture in 2015 (marketing campaign) and there was a time you could use Star Trek reaction emojis.
So hurry up and use the Harry Potter Easter eggs before they magically disappear from our News Feeds.