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Facebook Gifts Now Available To U.S. Users



Facebook Gifts have been rolled out to all users in the United States after they had spent time in beta.

Conveniently released in time for the holidays, users in America are able to send physical gifts to Facebook friends for Christmas, birthdays, or any other holiday or special occasion.

Despite the fact that the person on the receiving end of the gift will know in advance what is being sent to them, the sender has a large list of options to choose from. These could be gourmet food, novelty gifts and household goods amongst other items.


A step by step guide below explains the gift process should users in the U.S. choose to send a Facebook friend something via the social platform:

1. Gifts can be accessed in different ways. The gift option now exists next to the post and photo buttons on a friend’s timeline. The gift button will also appear in the birthday notifications section in the top right corner of the screen. Also, you can access the gifts page simply by typing ‘Gifts’ into the search bar (from this option you will be greeted with a box asking who you wish to send a gift to).

2. On the left hand screen users will find a dropdown menu where you can select different categories of gifts that you want to send. The gifts are actual physical items and there are plenty to choose from. Categories include; home, kitchen, gadgets, pet supplies, and even digital items such as Facebook or iTunes credit.



3. Selecting a gift then takes you to an enlarged picture of the item and more information concerning the item. Some gifts may even come with the ability to leave a personalised message which Facebook allows you to fill in.

4. Review your order and confirm the credit card that you are using to pay for the item.

5. Facebook takes care of the rest and notifies you when the recipient has accepted the gift and entered their address.

6. When receiving a gift, you will get a notification saying that somebody has sent you a gift and you will be asked if you want to open the gift.

7. By accepting the present, the recipient will be shown what the gift is along with everything the sender has seen apart from the price.

8. Enter the shipping address for where you wish the gift to be sent. The person sending the item will never get to see this address.

9. The recipient will be able to send a thank you message which will appear in the sender’s private inbox on Facebook.

10. Once accepted, the present will then appear on your Facebook Timeline. However, the ability to hide this is also available.

Do you think you will be using Facebook Gifts?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below or via Twitter.

 
Daniel Barr

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Facebook Gifts Now Available To U.S. Users Reviewed by Dan Barr on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 Rating: 5
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