A Social Network Facebook has launched a new feature on its Stories feature that will help users add digital birthday cards, photos or videos to a story celebrating birthdays of their near and dear ones. The company says that nearly 500 million people use Facebook Stories every day.
“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,” Jehan Damji, Product Manager at Facebook, said in a blog post.
To use this feature, just tap on the birthday notification, shoot or upload a photo or short video or use one of our digital birthday cards and you’ve instantly got a birthday wish. You can even add a music sticker to give your story a “Happy Birthday” soundtrack. “Then, your wish gets added to your friend’s birthday story, creating a personalized slideshow for them,” said the company.
Not every friend who is having a birthday will appear as a birthday story in your feed, the company said. Instead, Facebook will attempt to identify your close friends and show only their birthday stories. And if one of your friends adds to a mutual friend’s story, it will appear in your stories feed as well.
While Facebook stories have clearly caught on in some parts of the world, in other regions people are still scratching their heads about why they might use the product. Bringing in birthday greetings could give those people a good reason to try it — or, if they’ve tried it already, to use it more. Birthday stories will begin rolling out globally today, the company said.