Although this celebratory website sounds fantastic for fans, they were left with a hope that there may be something more when the social media accounts posted for the first time in years the day before their anniversary.
But, without even realizing, it quickly stopped being entirely about the boys in the band and started to be about the friends, moments, and memories made around them-FaceTime chats to discuss anything and everything with overseas Twitter friends, mischievous adventures to cities we drove and flew to just for a night to see friends and a gig, the rituals we would have as we got ready in bathrooms and on floors of hotels.
A simple black-and-white graphic was also posted, with the words "10 Years of One Direction".
Highlights include new videos and a personalised mixtape of songs, based on the way each fan interacts with the platform, along with the release of updated songs and special recordings of live performances across various streaming platforms.
They have had global hits with songs like Best Song Ever, Little Things, Steal My Girl, Story Of My Life and What Makes You Beautiful - the latter being the most-played One Direction track ever in the United Kingdom, according to music licensers PPL.
"Disappointed level: directioners when they found out that this vid is only 4 minutes". Will they appear in a tell-all interview? "And for that, I will be forever thankful", Styles added.
"Too many incredible memories to mention but not a day goes by that I don't think about how fantastic it was".
After Roman shared a clip of him singing Cry Me A River for his audition, the latter revealed that Cheryl was the only judge to remain seated while Simon Cowell, Dannii Minogue, and Louis Walsh stood up to applaud his rendition. "I'm not allowed to say too much obviously because I would be giving it away".
"I am leaving because I want to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight", the former member wrote in the statement.
At least he has something to look forward to tomorrow, as do millions of others around the world, evidently.