Facebook launches birthday videos

Rappler Social Media Team
Facebook launches birthday videos
Here's another fun and awesome way to celebrate your birthday on Facebook

MANILA, Philippines – Here’s another fun and awesome way to celebrate your birthday on social media!

Facebook announced that, starting this week, users can enjoy customized videos that feature messages and photos posted by your family and friends on your birthday. 

How it works

According to the press release, Facebook users may see a video a day after your birthday. This compiles some of the top photos and wall posts during your special day and “will appear in a News Feed story that wishes you a happy birthday from Facebook.”

Over 100 million birthday posts are made by Facebook users every day from all over the world. The birthday video is 45 seconds long and highlights a birthday cake “that lights up and comes to life.” As the video goes along, it reveals some of the top birthday posts from your friends and loved ones.

Facebook users can edit their own birthday video before sharing to their friends. Photo from Facebook

As with most Facebook features, this gives users the option to share the birthday video on their timeline, or just enjoy it privately. You also have the freedom to edit and customize your video and highlight the messages you want to include in your very own birthday video before sharing to your friends.

This new Facebook feature is one of the many updates they have rolled out to their users to improve user experience. In June, they also announced that users can now share 360-degree photos to their timelines.

Are you excited to see your own Facebook birthday video soon? 

Watch this sample birthday video and let us know in the comments section below what you think about this new feature! 


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