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Monday, March 18, 2013

Facebook Gifts

Facebook is introducing a new feature, Gifts!

This new feature allows you to send real gifts to your Facebook friends. When I logged in to Facebook this morning, I saw this:
Facebook Gift link on profile
A new entry called Gifts between  App Center and Games Feed. As you can see in the next screenshot, Facebook has made it really easy to send gifts to friends.

How to send gifts to Facebook Friends
You can send gifts in a few simple steps. Browse for the right gift to send to your friend, Add your message and send!
Facebook Wine Gift
They have a decent collection of gift items, from chocolates to cards to variety of wines.

What are the countries supported by Facebook Gifts?
According to their help page:
Counties supported by Facebook Gifts
"Please note, the ability to send or receive a gift is currently limited to people located within the United States. If you are located within the US, you will only see the option to give a gift to friends also located in the US."
So, if you are living outside of US, you have to wait for Facebook to launch this feature in your country.

Some interesting things to know about Facebook Gifts:

  • You don't need to know your friend's address to be able to send gifts!
  • Your friend won't see the price of the gift!
  • They can choose a different size, color or style(if it's available)
  • They can even swap it for another similarly priced gift before it ships!
  • Your friends gets to decide the shipping address.
Sounds interesting right?  Go to https://www.facebook.com/about/gifts to watch introductory video.Or head to their help page for more information.

Happy Gifting!

1 comment:

  1. It's turning into a shopping portal, after all!

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