Will Facebook soon see an explosion of posts wishing its users a happy Name Day, similar to what already happens with birthdays? Reader Thodoris Konsoulas shared the screenshot above of the social network prompting him to add his Name Day so it can be celebrated, Facebook-style.
Facebook’s work week got off to a rousing start, as many users, including this writer, experienced issues that ranged from being unable to access their accounts to receiving error messages when attempting to update their statuses, like, comment, or post on other users’ Timelines.
Facebook is testing a tab on users’ News Feeds, On This Day, which leads to highlights of their friends’ activity on the social network on that day in years past.
Facebook’s Mobile Monetization Push Continues With Tests Of Birthday Notifications With Gifts, Sponsored Apps In Left-Side Menu
Facebook appears to be testing two new ways to deliver ads to its mobile users, as a reader of sister blog Inside Facebook shared screenshots of a notification about a friend’s birthday with a prompt to use the social network’s Gifts feature to recognize the event, as well as a sponsored apps addition to the left-side menu.
Internet commerce giant Amazon integrated its Friends & Family Gifting feature with Facebook last December, and it added a new twist Tuesday in the ability to create and send group gift cards to Facebook friends.
Continuing its efforts to promote its Gifts feature, the spot toward the top-right-hand corner of Facebook’s News Feed that previously alerted users about friends’ birthdays now alerts users about upcoming birthdays when none of their friends has a birthday on that particular day.
A series-B funding round totaling $15 million? That’s a Wrapp for the social gift card provider, which announced the closing of the funding round Thursday.