It’s not very long when we saw this popular social media platform Facebook for the first time. Everyone knows the story that it was designed by 2 friends as the application that tells who is single and who is in a relationship. The idea was simple and it worked for them but they didn’t think of how much potential was there in this application. That simple application is now one of the 6th top-earning applications in the world. These days, it’s very convenient to find your old friends, classmates and coworkers on Facebook. Once you have found the person you were looking for, you can send them a friend’s request and then start communicating with them. It’s an amazing reality that even if a person has just a few friends in real life, they have even hundreds of Facebook friends.
Facebook is the platform where users can share any kind of information with the rest of world. Whatever they post in their account, it shows on the timeline and friends and visitors can see all the posts including pictures, videos and written content. It’s a popular trend these days that when a Facebook user goes on a vacation, they always try to post as many pictures and videos in their account so they can share their experience with their friends. This is just a small part of this social media platform that has hundreds of features to offer to all users. Among those features, there is a feature where users can wish birthday to their friends. When you create your account, you also input your birthday and this can be seen by your friends or people who you allow seeing your posts.
As the birthday of your friend is coming up, you will get a notification from Facebook so you can wish your friend. Initially, Facebook only allowed text greetings to be sent to the users but now that has changed. According to a recent survey, more than 45 million people send birthday wishes to their friends on Facebook every day. Because this number is so high, Facebook had to do something to make the greeting look more special and sincere. That’s why a new feature was added where you can create a video including moments and pictures of your past and send it to the birthday person. This doesn’t only look more passionate but it also shows that the sender has put real thoughts and feelings into creating this message for the receiver.
Another amazing thing about birthday wishes is that Facebook wanted to add some feature where you can also send some kind of gift to the birthday person along with the birthday wish so they added a donation option. A few days before your birthday, you receive a notification from Facebook listing the non-profit organizations where you can donate money. Once you choose a specific organization, it will be automatically shared with your friends and when they are sending you birthday wishes, they will also be able to donate some money to that charity that you choose. This particular feature is great because it allows the users to influence their friends and convince them to donate money to charity organizations. Just imagine that if 45 million people are sending birthday wishes to their friends every day, how much money can be donated even if each of them just donates a single dollar.