Celebrate Your Friends’ Birthdays on Facebook
Celebrating birthdays on Facebook is a great way to show your friends you care about them. Facebook birthday celebrations are fun, inexpensive, and easy to do. Here’s how:
|What to Do||What It Is||How to Do It|
|Write on their Timelines.||Formerly called the “Wall,” this public forum usually
fills up with well-wishes on a person’s birthday.
|Go to a friend’s Timeline, find the Share box below their
cover photo and enter your message.
|Poke them.||A poke is a casual gesture that can mean “I’m
thinking of you.” Only the recipients are aware of your
|Go to a friend’s Timeline and click the gear icon in the
bottom right of her cover photo. Select Poke from the menu that
|Tag them in a status update.||Status updates are your own posts to your friends on Facebook.
You can add tags to posts to give a shout-out to the people you
|Go to your Timeline and start typing a status in the Share box.
Then begin typing your friend’s name. Select your friend’s name
from the list that appears, and when you post, he’ll be
|Give them a gift.||Facebook’s gift shop allows you to purchase gifts for
friends. Facebook handles the credit card transactions and getting
your friends’ addresses for shipping real gifts.
|Go to their Timelines and click the Give Gift button in the
bottom right of their cover photo. A gift shop window opens where
you can browse gifts both digital (like gift cards) and analog
|Call them.||This is a good old-fashioned verbal birthday wish.||Go to their Timelines, click the Info tab, and look for their
phone number located under Contact Info. Use your phone to call