The Facebook Messenger App enables you to send gift-wrapped messages to your friends on the platform. This gift wrap effect feature works on both the iPhone and Android versions of the Social Media App.
What’s special about the gift wrap effects on the Messenger App is it will add an element of surprise and affection when you send messages to your Facebook friends. The effects will allow you to send hidden messages that your friends can see only after they tap the gift box to uncover them.
Your friends may also feel your affection because you exert effort to send them a gift even though it’s in the form of a text message. It will somehow brighten up their day knowing that a friend has thoughts about them.
Moreover, the gift message will spark curiosity on their part because it is a gift that they have to open hahaha. Commonly everyone 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 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 Messages on Messenger using iPhone
Using this effect is quite simple and requires very few steps. Here’s how to do it in seconds.
Step 1: Open your FB Messenger App on your iPhone
Select each of your friends which whom you want to send a gift-wrapped message.
Note: As of the moment this type of effect does not work on group chat and desktop versions.
Step 2: Type your message in 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 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 it to activate the gift-wrap effect.
Step 4: Send the Gift message to your friends on Messenger
Tap the gift image to send the gift message to your FB friends immediately. 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.
How to Send Gift Messages on Android Phone FB Messenger
The process of sending the gift-wrapped message is the same. You just need to type the message and select the sticker that looks like a gift.
- Step 1: Open your messenger app on Android and type a message
- Step 2: Tap the magnifying glass icon next to your message
- Step 3: Slide to the right and select the gift sticker
- Step 4: Tap the gift sticker to instantly send your gift message
As of the moment, the gift wrap effects in the messenger are only available on Android and iOS mobile devices. Hopefully, it will also become available to Facebook users on Windows and macOS.
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What are the best Gift-Wrapped messages to send to your FB Messenger Friends?
You can send gift-wrapped friendship quotes to your friends on FB to inform them that you value your friendship together. You can send a Thank You message to show gratitude to your friends or loved ones for their effort to make your day special.
You can also send gift messages to compliment your friends on their achievements and good qualities. Or perhaps on the perfume, beautiful dress, or shoes, they are presently wearing. Or whenever there is an opportunity, just send them a message to express your thoughtfulness for no other reason.
When is the best time to send gift-wrapped messages to your Friends on the Messenger App?
Send thoughtful gift-warped messages to your FB Messenger friends during special occasions such as their birthdays, Monthsaries, and Anniversaries. Or whenever your friends or loved ones were able to reach milestones in their lives such as graduation, first house, first car, and promotions at work. As long as the date or day is important to them.
There you have it guys!
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