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Mar, 2018

Green BFF Security Test on Facebook is Actually True or Fake

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As news continues to thrive online nowadays, 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 Delightwhich 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.

Green BFF Security Test on Facebook is Actually  Fake.

 

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.

For the umpteenth time, I have come across a message that reads;

“Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, invented the word BFF. To make sure your account is safe on Facebook, type BFF in a comment.

If it appears green, your account is protected. If it does not appear green, change your password immediately because it will be hacked.”

“#Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook inventor, Make sure you do not think about your page or account,

Type Bff in a comment, If it appears green, your account is protected and if it appears normal, you must change the password. Try it”‘

This makes no sense whatsoever.

This is, the word, “BFF” is a special word/comment chosen by Facebook, that upon being typed, it produces a brief visual animation to appear on the screen.

The letters colloquially mean “best friends forever”, and typing in the comment shows two hands “high fiving”.

(After making the BFF comment. You can also tap on the GREEN BFF and you’d see two hands “High-fiving).

Green BFF Security Test on Facebook is Actually  Fake.

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