Facebook merged with major publishing powerhouses Bloomsbury and Scholastic in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the very first book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
For a limited time (unfortunately, all good things must come to an end), when you type the names of the four houses in Harry Potter into Facebook, they will appear in different colours. Each house will present the colour they represent in the beloved Harry Potter books and movies.
Pretty neat right? So that means the slimy Slytherin will appear in green while the upbeat Hufflepuff will come in yellow. Same goes for the others, Ravenclaw would be blue and Gryffindor would be its classic victorious red.
But that’s not all! If you also type in the words “Harry Potter,” they will appear in a vibrant red as well, which is only logical considering Harry Potter is a Gryffindor.
Wait, that’s not even the best of it, the fun still continues; if you were to then click the word after that, then an animated wand would appear at the bottom of the screen and shoot out magic.
If that doesn’t impress you, I don’t know what will!
However, I will admit, the system isn’t perfect. For example, there is no colour change for any of the other major names in the book, such as Hermione Granger, Ronald Weasley, or even Draco Malfoy.
I suppose Harry Potter himself is the only colour worthy character in the series, so I hate to break it to you but if you were expecting Neville Longbottom, Lord Voldemort, or Ginny Weasley’s name to change colour, I’m here to warn you now that they simply won’t.
Also, it shouldn’t surprise you in the least that Google definitely won’t be one to miss out on the fun either. Remember to check their home page to see what kind of creative graphic they’ve come up with for the celebration of one of the most iconic novels.
It’ll be a day filled with virtual and non-virtual celebrations, so don’t miss out on the fun!