This new Facebook feature is set to make your birthdays awesome
Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg led social network Facebook has been reminding users about the birthdays of their family members and friends for as long as one could remember. The feature has been ever-present on both the app as well as desktop versions of the social media network.
Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg led social network Facebook has been reminding users about the birthdays of their family members and friends for as long as one could remember. The feature has been ever-present on both the app as well as desktop versions of the social media network. Now, in an attempt to enhance user experience further, Facebook has added a new feature that allows users to wish birthdays as stories. The new feature would allow users to add digital birthday cards to their Facebook Stories and tag their connections. The social media platform would also allow users to create personalised birthday cards as per their needs.
"People have always come to Facebook to connect with friends and celebrate important moments, like birthdays. Today, we’re launching birthday stories globally — a way for friends, family and everyone in your community to add digital birthday cards, photos or videos to a story celebrating your big day. The result is a happy birthday message that’s visual, memorable, interactive and fun — it’s like getting a personalized birthday card from everyone you care about, no matter where they are in the world," Facebook said in a statement.
The company claims that as many as 500 million people use Facebook Stories every day. It added that the new feature would allow users to come up with creative birthday wishes, be it a series of funny photos or a video reminiscing about past birthdays spent together.
To post birthday wishes on Facebook Stories, the users just need to tap on the birthday notification, shoot or upload a photo or short video or use one of Facebook's digital birthday cards. Users can also add a music sticker to give their story a “Happy Birthday” soundtrack. The wish will then get added to your friend's birthday story, creating a personalized slideshow for them.
Birthday Stories Giveaway Day and Bakery Takeover
To celebrate the launch of birthday stories Facebook partnered with bakeries across the US to give away free treats on May 10. "We’re also taking over FLOUR SHOP in New York City and turning it into a Birthday Stories Bakery from Facebook featuring free sweets. It doesn’t need to be your birthday to join the fun, just come by a participating location and we’ll show you how to use the new feature," the statement added.