Facebook Messenger's latest update unlocks never-before-seen features for one group of people this Valentine's Day

Millennials often take flak for not being able to accurately or openly express themselves, especially when it comes to romantic endeavors and relationships.

Maybe it’s a generational thing, but it's undeniable that millennials do in fact have their own ways of communicating with the objects of their affection — however non-traditional as those forms may be. 

Salaries of employees at 25 top tech companies:

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Google

Average annual bonus: $32,478

Average sign-on bonus: $27,547

Average annual base salary: $136,000

Netflix

Average annual bonus: $0

Average sign-on bonus: $3,520

Average annual base salary: $206,000

Twitter

Average annual bonus: $120

Average sign-on bonus: $26,144

Average annual base salary: $149,000

Apple

Average annual bonus: $20,298

Average sign-on bonus: $27,201

Average annual base salary: $102,000

Facebook

Average annual bonus: $33,225

Average sign-on bonus: $45,708

Average annual base salary: $145,000

Oculus VR

Average annual bonus: $395

Average sign-on bonus: $6,926

Average annual base salary: $119,000

Amazon

Average annual bonus: $24,732

Average sign-on bonus: $41,340

Average annual base salary: $118,000

Square

Average annual bonus: $988

Average sign-on bonus: $17,996

Average annual base salary: $134,000

Uber

Average annual bonus: $31,633

Average sign-on bonus: $1,807

Average annual base salary: $117,000

Pinterest 

Average annual bonus: $4,374

Average sign-on bonus: $33,376

Average annual base salary: $151,000

Tesla

Average annual bonus: $4,779

Average sign-on bonus: $19,447

Average annual base salary: $105,000

UnitedHealth Group

Average annual bonus: $7,280

Average sign-on bonus: $118

Average annual base salary: $87,000

Snap Inc.

Average annual bonus: $10,588

Average sign-on bonus: $23,705

Average annual base salary: $127,000

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co.

Average annual bonus: $10,756

Average sign-on bonus: $8,265

Average annual base salary: $131,000

CSRA

Average annual bonus: $13,732

Average sign-on bonus: $1,186

Average annual base salary: $100,000

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Capital One

Average annual bonus: $15,114

Average sign-on bonus: $8,568

Average annual base salary: $107,000

Fitbit

Average annual bonus: $18,069

Average sign-on bonus: $25,459

Average annual base salary: $128,000

Pandora

Average annual bonus: $22,316

Average sign-on bonus: $18,886

Average annual base salary: $109,000

Microsoft 

Average annual bonus: $23,224

Average sign-on bonus: $20,191

Average annual base salary: $179,000

Airbnb

Average annual bonus: $23,250

Average sign-on bonus: $23,250

Average annual base salary: $124,000

Arista Networks

Average annual bonus: $27,497

Average sign-on bonus: $18,652

Average annual base salary: $151,000

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Linkedin

Average annual bonus: $32,216

Average sign-on bonus: $25,418

Average annual base salary: $149,000

Dropbox

Average annual bonus: $32,707

Average sign-on bonus: $32,833

Average annual base salary: $144,000

VMware

Average annual bonus: $33,145

Average sign-on bonus: $18,851

Average annual base salary: $147,000

Salesforce

Average annual bonus: $39,959

Average sign-on bonus: $28,314

Average annual base salary: $142,000

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But whether you’re young, old or somewhere in the middle, it can pretty much be agreed upon that sometimes the best way to show you care is with nothing other than the perfectly picked out emoji.

Not buying it?

Nearly 2 billion emojis are shared on Facebook messenger every day, with three out of the top five being a kissy face, a heart and a heart-eyed face.

Red — aka the color of all things love — is also the most popular custom chat color in Messenger, while the pink heart emoji is the most popular custom emoji.

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This Valentine’s Day, Messenger is capitalizing off of its users’ love for all things heart-eyed by offering a sweet surprise for new couple who are making the ultimate commitment — making their relationship Facebook official!

As of February 14, users who change their relationship status to indicate that they are no longer single will receive a notation from messenger that will open a conversation with their newly linked partner.

From there, a heart shower effect will cover the screen and the custom emoji automatically set to a heart-eyed face.

Messenger knows that expressing any form of relationship on Facebook is pretty much the most serious way of expressing one’s love, at least in the digital age.

So if you’re newly coupled up or planning on making it official soon, you might want to make sure you change that correspondingly on your Facebook.

 

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