Many Facebook users have discovered that a fist bump appears when they type ‘GG’ in a comment, but what does it mean? Let’s explore the feature.

Facebook is always updating its site with new and exciting features that keep the platform entertaining for users, but sometimes they can be a little confusing.

Many people are reporting that a bizarre fist bump animation appears when you type the phrase ‘GG’ into a comment, but the feature doesn’t appear to be working for all users.

Let’s explore exactly what the ‘GG’ fist bump means.

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Facebook users notice typing ‘GG’ created a fist bump animation

Over the past few days, a new feature has been going viral across Facebook that sees users typing the phrase ‘GG’ into the comments of a post – but why?

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Well, when you type ‘GG’ and post the comment, the text turns pink. Then, when someone clicks on the pink text it creates a fist bump animation.

Some people have also reported that they get a different animation every time they click the text.

It doesn’t work for everyone though, and the feature isn’t actually new at all, but many users are only just discovering it now. So why does it happen?

What is the ‘GG’ fist bump on Facebook?

The ‘GG’ fist bump is actually part of a feature called ‘text delights’ which has existed on the site for a really long time.

It was first launched as early as 2017, but it was never officially announced by Facebook which is why many people don’t know they exist.

‘Text delights’ are a collection of special words that change when types by a user. First, the text changes colour. Then, when someone clicks on the colourful text it will bring up an animation.

List of Facebook’s ‘text delights’

The ‘GG’ fist bump isn’t the only ‘text delight’ Facebook has, and there’s actually a whole list of different ones that you can use.

Here is a list of all the known ‘text delight’ words and the animation they create:

  • Best wishes – colourful confetti
  • Congrats/ congratulations – balloons
  • You’re the best – a flying star
  • You’ve got this/ you got this/ you can do it – thumbs up
  • Wonderful time – flowers
  • Xo/ xoxo/ xoxoxo – hearts

This isn’t an exhaustive list, and Facebook adds and removes new ‘text delights’ all the time.

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