Typing BFF Comment on Facebook Shows If Your Account is Hacked: Fact Check


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Typing BFF Comment on Facebook Shows If Your Account is Hacked

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Typing BFF Comment on Facebook let you know if your account is hacked

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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 in green, change your password immediately because it may be hacked by someone

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Fact Check:

Will Typing BFF Comment on Facebook reveal hacking of your account? The message went viral on social media stating Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced the new security system. The story garnered significance after reports of Facebook data leak and many users in fact went on to check the same. The claim however is not true.

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Facebook Data Leak

Reports in March 2018 revealed harvesting of Facebook personal data of about 50 million Americans in the past. Political consultancy Cambridge Analytica used the Facebook personal data for commercial and political use. For the major data breach and misuse of it in the past, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg even apologized describing it as “breach of trust”. Further, he explained the crisis was due to Facebook policies allowing third-party app developers to extract personal data about users and their friends between 2007 to 2014.

About Typing BFF Comment on Facebook

Amidst the reports of data leak and the messages, many Facebook users took to their account and commented ‘BFF’ to check if their account is hacked or not. As a matter of fact, the messages suggesting the BFF commenting method as a new security system to check hacked accounts are hoaxes.

As shown above in our video, typing BFF comment on Facebook post can result in those letters turning green. Regardless of the claim, what you see is simply a ‘Text Effect’ feature of Facebook, also called Text Delight Animations. Commenting BFF on a Facebook post will result in green color text, followed by animation effect showing two hands clapping. Similarly, there are several other words in the text effect feature. For example, we have shown how typing ‘Congrats’ displays animation of balloons flying over. Likewise, you can find a list of those keywords of text delight animations here. But unlike the claim, these text and animation effects are no way related to Facebook account security. It is not an indication of your Facebook account safety in terms of hacking. Moreover, the text effect may not work if you haven’t updated your Facebook app or Internet browser.

Hoax or Fact:

Hoax.


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