Facebook is launching Facebook birthday stories globally — a way for friends, family and everyone in the community to add digital birthday cards, photos or videos to a story celebrating the big day.
People come to Facebook to connect with friends and celebrate important moments, like birthdays. 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.
“500 million people use Facebook Stories every day. This community has shown us just how creative and thoughtful birthday wishes can be — whether with a series of funny photos or a video reminiscing about past birthdays spent together. Sharing these photos, videos and memories can make a birthday even more special,” their official blog read.
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.
Birthday Stories Giveaway Day and Bakery Takeover
To celebrate the launch of birthday stories Facebook is partnering with bakeries across the US to give away free treats on May 10. They’re also taking over FLOUR SHOP in New York City and turning it into a Birthday Stories Bakery from Facebook featuring free sweets.