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Here's How To Get Magic Harry Potter Effects On Your News Feed

A little more magic for Muggles everywhere.

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If you type "Harry Potter" on Facebook today, you're in for a surprise.

It works if you write "Harry Potter" on your timeline, or if you write it in a comment, and it's like magic — wand, lighting bolts, the whole deal.

The special effects also work when you post the names of Hogwarts houses on Facebook.

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The Harry Potter series turns 20 this month, which appears to be why Facebook is rolling out the fun.

Even Mark Zuckerberg got in on the celebration.

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Zucky Potter is a pretty good nickname, amirite?

Happy 20th birthday, Harry Potter. One year until we can hang out in a bar together.


Alex Kantrowitz is a senior technology reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in San Francisco. He reports on social and communications.

Contact Alex Kantrowitz at alex.kantrowitz@buzzfeed.com.

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