People have always come to Facebook to connect with friends around day to day life, and celebrate important moments, like birthdays. As such, on May 9 Facebook launched birthday stories globally — a new type of story where friends, family, and everyone in your community can add digital birthday cards, photos or videos to a story to celebrate your big day. 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.
To celebrate the launch of birthday stories Facebook is partnering with bakeries across the country to give away free treats on May 10th. In Phoenix, residents can head to Tammy Coe Cakes, which is located at 610 E Roosevelt Road in Phoenix, anytime from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to enjoy one of 500 free cupcakes in honor of the launch. They’re also taking over FLOUR SHOP in NYC and turning it into a Birthday Stories Bakery from Facebook featuring free sweets. It doesn’t need to be your birthday to join the fun; just come by Tammy Coe’s, and they’ll show you how to use birthday stories!
More About Birthday Stories
500 million people use Facebook Stories every day. This community has shown us just how creative and thoughtful birthday wishes can be on Stories, like a series of funny photos or a video reminiscing about past birthdays spent together. Sharing these photos, videos and memories can make a birthday so much more special.
Just 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 birthday slideshow for them.