Elyse Myers Shares Her Three Tips for Announcing Your Pregnancy Online

After her pregnancy announcement didn't go quite according to plan, comedic sensation Elyse Myers is here to share her advice for ensuring your own big reveal lands with a bang, not a whimper.
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By Wyndi Kappes, Assistant Editor
Published March 7, 2023

Comedian and TikTok star Elyse Myers is known for her witty and irreverent approach to life’s big moments. So it’s no surprise that when it came time to announce her second pregnancy, she did so in a way that was both creative and heartfelt.

But before we get to that, let’s talk about Myers’ latest viral sensation: a how-to video on announcing your pregnancy on social media. In the video, Myers offers up a series of humorous tips and tricks for getting your followers to see your pregnancy announcement for the first time.

To start off, Myers notes that she’s uniquely qualified to give advice on this topic as she recently announced her own pregnancy online, and it “didn’t go the way I expected it to.”

For her first tip, the soon-to-be mom of two joked that expectant parents should avoid The Office-themed announcements. “It’s too niche, people won’t understand it’s an announcement and they’ll think it’s a really weird ad for a show that stopped airing 10 years ago,” she said. For an example, Myers shows a short clip of her own recent announcement before pausing the video and saying, “People stopped watching right there, they didn’t notice you were pregnant.”

This leads to Myer’s second tip, Keep. It. Short. “Under 10 seconds, or else people will miss it and you will spend the next nine months announcing that you are pregnant every time you post,” she jokes. Adding that you should really announce it in the first 0.2 seconds.

Moving onto number three, she jests that the algorithm will decide your pregnancy announcement video for you. Myers then goes on to show a video of her eating cereal out of a mixing bowl and talking about her pregnancy cravings, a video that she says the Instagram algorithm picked as her pregnancy announcement video.

While throughout her video, Myers is mostly poking fun at the way people and social media algorithms approach pregnancy announcements, she also manages to offer some genuinely helpful advice for anyone looking to make their announcement memorable.

As you may have guessed at this point, Myers and her husband Jonas’ own pregnancy announcement was indeed an Office-themed, minutes-long video that got overlooked by many viewers. In the Reel, the proud parents of 2-year-old son August hold mugs that say “world’s best mom” and “world’s best dad” as they pose in front of the uncrumpled final note, which reads, "We are pregnant.” Team Myer will be growing into a family of four come September 2023!

Our congratulations to the expectant parents!

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