[Video] Harry Potter Facebook status: How to cast wizarding spells through your social media posts

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The social network has added some wizarding easter eggs to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter.

The first Harry Potter book, The Philosopher’s Stone , turned 20 years old this week and in the last two decades has sold more than 450 million copies and been translated into 79 different languages.

There are various Potter-style events being held around the UK to celebrate, and even Facebook is getting in on the action.

The social network has added a few wizarding Easter eggs for fans to enjoy.

When typing certain words into your posts in either the Facebook app or website, you’ll see a small wand appear and begin casting some magical animations across your screen.

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All you have to do to see them is create a post or a comment and include one of the following words:
  • Harry Potter
  • Slytherin
  • Gryffindor
  • Hufflepuff
  • Ravenclaw

After you’ve published your post or your comment, you’ll see the words become coloured. And you can click on them at any point to see the magical animation again.

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