One Direction Thanks 'Incredible' Fans on Group's Six-Year Anniversary

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One Direction photographed in 2015.

As #6yearsof1D trended on Twitter on Saturday (July 23), the members of One Direction expressed gratitude to fans for following the group since its formation on The X Factor U.K. in 2010.

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“I just wanted to film a little message to say thank you because you guys are incredible,” Louis Tomlinson said in a video posted on One Direction’s official Twitter account. “Your continued support is remarkable, really, and every single one of you had a hand in changing our lives. I hope you’re as proud as we are.”

Harry Styles broke a three-month Twitter silence to tweet the following on his own page: “Six years. I have no idea how to say thank you for all your support. For everything you are, and everything you've done, thank you.”

Niall Horan also acknowledged the unwavering support of Directioners with a pair of tweets.

“6 years . wow ! As Louis touched in his message , each one of you have played in a part in changing lives,” he wrote. “You are the best fans in the world as you know . . Thank you so much for everything so far.”

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The current lineup of One Direction – Tomlinson, Styles, Horan and Liam Payne -- is on a temporary hiatus. Styles and Payne recently announced solo record deals, while former bandmate Zayn Malik released his debut solo effort, Mind of Mine, in March.

Check out the anniversary video clip and tweets below.