Facebook messenger has a cool feature that allows you to send gift messages to your friends on the platform. This is a feature that became available on both the iPhone and Android versions of the FB messenger app in the last quarter of 2020.
What’s special about the gift wrap effects on the messenger is it will add an element of surprise and affection when you send messages to your FB friends.
Let me elaborate. I say an element of surprise because the effects will allow you to send a hidden message that your friends can see only after they tap the gift box to remove its cover.
Your friends may also feel your affection because you exert an effort to send them a gift even though it’s in a form of a text message. It will somehow brighten up their day knowing that a friend has thoughts about them.
Moreover, it will spark curiosity on their part because it is a gift that they have to open hahaha. Common every one gets excited when receiving gifts regardless of how big or small it is. Give it a try and brighten up other people’s day on social media.
There is some drawback though is they have to view your message on their iOS or Android phone. Otherwise, they won’t be able to see the effects if they see the message on the desktop version, sad :-(.
How to send gift-wrapped messages on FB messenger
Using this effects is quite simple and requires very few steps. Here’s how to do it in seconds.
Step 1. Open your FB messenger to send a gift message to your friends
Select any of your friends which you want to send a message wrapped as a gift.
Tip: This type of effects does not work on group chat and desktop versions.
Step 2. Type your message on the chatbox
You can type as many words as you want. The size of the gift box depends on the number of words that you will input into the chatbox.
Step 3. Activate the gift wrap effect for your message
Once you finish typing your message, tap the magnifying glass/search icon next to it.
The messenger will then show you the list of effects that you can apply to your chat message. These are “send effects,” “stickers,” and “GIFs.”
Under “Send effects” slide to the right until you see the pink gift box with a white ribbon icon. Tap the latter to immediately send the gift message to your FB friends. Your friend needs to tap the gift icon so they can unwrap your messages.
Every time they will close the FB messenger app on their device, your message gets wrapped again as a gift. They also need to tap it to view the message.
Hint: Aside from the gift wrap, you can also use other effects such as heart, fire, and confetti.
As of the moment, the gift wrap effects in the messenger is only available on android and ios mobile devices. Hopefully, it will also become available to Facebook users on Windows and MacOS.
There you have it guys!