Today, Facebook announced another addition to their social networking site – Facebook Gifts. Now, instead of giving virtual gifts, you can give real gifts for real moments.
What I like about Facebook Gifts
One thing that I am looking forward to with Facebook Gifts is the ability to create a seamless social shopping environment. Now, instead of having to go to different websites to do my online shopping or forgetting about a birthday, milestone or anniversary, I can now send Facebook gifts two ways – from the status update area or under the birthdays and Life Events section on the Facebook news feed.
From the looks of things, sending a Facebook Gift is very seamless too – with a few nice features thrown in.
How to send a Facebook Gift
Features of Facebook Gifts
Facebook Gifts isn’t just a platform to sell more stuff. There are quite a few neat features that they have added in. These features include:
- Types of gifts: gift cards, physical goods
- Send a gift from the status update bar
- Send a gift from your news feed
- Notify someone about a Facebook Gift via the Facebook Mobile app
- Notify someone about a Facebook Gift in Timeline
- Gifts include a virtual card
- No more tracking gifts – gift recipients can choose where their gift is shipped
Where Facebook is headed
While I cannot predict the future, one thing I can tell you is that Facebook is now trying to make social shopping more readily available and more of an impulse buy. No longer will you have to worry about forgetting someones birthday – you can take care of it right there as soon as you’re notified within Facebook.
Do you plan to use Facebook Gifts or will you stick with other traditional shopping sites?
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