Green BFF hacker security test on Facebook is actually Fake News


As fake news continues to thrive online, rumours about typing BFF on your Facebook to test if your account is secure from hackers or not is actually a hoax, a lie, a fraud. It is fake news at its best (or in this case, the worst). Turns out, this is actually a Facebook feature called Text Delight which automatically animates green and red hands giving a high five when published. It also animates when you click on it. It does not mean that your Facebook account can be hacked or is secure.

However, there is some grain of truth to it as Text Delight may not work if you haven't updated your Facebook app or Internet browser, so you would be less secure and easier to hack than those who have updated. But, even if Text Delight does work, it does not mean your Facebook account cannot be hacked, as this relies more on your security and privacy settings.


Now that you know this is actually a Facebook feature, Text Delight actually has other text animations as well, including:

  • Best Wishes
  • Congratulations
  • You Got This

Try them out on your Facebook wall or page yourself but you can also check out the Spade Design site for more details on how to use Facebook Text Delight. Stay tuned to for all the latest tech news.