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Facebook’s New Birthday Stories Feature Will Help Make Your Big Day So Special

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It’ll make any and all birthday celebrations even more special than they were before.

Facebook has always been a great way to keep in touch with friends and family—it is stellar resourceful for birthdays. Whether you’re trying to remember how old your uncle is, or if you would rather write on someone’s wall than call them, it’s a great way to stay up to date on the details of your friends’ special days. Now, the social media site is adding a brand new feature that’s totally going to up your birthday game.

How it’s works

Facebook unveiled a totally new feature called Birthday Stories, and it’s perfect for wishing the happiest of birthdays to your friends in the most personal way possible. According to the press release—anyone in someone’s FB network can add digital birthday cards, photos, or videos to a Birthday Story thread that’s solely dedicated to whomever is celebrating their big day. All of the messages sent to the Birthday Story will be put together, creating an entire slideshow of “happy birthday” messages that are visual and interactive. The person celebrating their birthday can then share the Birthday Story publicly, or they can keep it for themselves. It’s honestly a super cool way to send personal birthday wishes.

If you would like to add to someone else’s Birthday Story, doing so is actually pretty simple. All you have to do is tap on your friend’s birthday notification. You can also find the Birthday Story right at the top of your app in the Stories tray or by going to the person’s FB profile page on your app. Then, you will record or upload a photo or video, or you can use one of Facebook’s digital birthday cards to give your friend the birthday wish they deserve. It can even include a music sticker to jazz up your message, and when you’re completely done, you can automatically add your wish to your friend’s birthday story.

And if you’re the one getting all the birthday love, you can choose to set your Birthday Story to public or private by toggling it on or off, and you can choose if it’s viewable to everyone or just friends. To control your Birthday Story settings, you can tap the little settings wheel on the front of your Birthday Story, and there you can also make it so you approve each post before it’s added to your Story. The settings will automatically be the same as your regular Story settings, so keep that in mind if you want to switch things up on your Birthday Story.

In some part of the world, Facebook’s stories have made a huge impression and it has been welcomed by the users while in some other regions people are still in a doubt and confused why they should 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.

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