Facebook Gifts, as the name suggests is a service that lets you send gifts to your Facebook friends through the social platform. The service which was exclusive for users in the US till now, has now been launched in international markets like the UK, Canada and more importantly India.
There is a slight catch though; you can use the service to only send gifts to your friends in the US for now. Your friends there cannot send you a gift either. This is mostly likely because Facebook has tie ups in the US and has yet to approach any retailers in India.
To send a gift, you can click on the ‘Give Gift’ button that appears at the top of your friend’s FB profile and select what kind of gifts you want to send from among various categories like food, wine and flowers among others. For now, you’ve to pay for the gift in USD using a credit card. Once you’ve made the payment the gifts will be shipped in 1-2 working days.
With a user base close to 71 million, Facebook has a huge audience it can tap into in India. By tying up with the right retailers, Facebook Home can be quite a success, considering Indians are increasingly using e-commerce sites these days to have gifts delivered to their loved ones.