How to Send Gift Messages using the Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger has a cool feature that allows you to send gift messages to your friends on the platform. This feature is available on both the iPhone and Android versions of the FB messenger app starting in the last quarter of 2020 up to the present.

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 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 Message 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 to send a gift message

Select each of your friends which you want to send a message wrapped as a gift.

Note: As of the moment this type of effect 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.
type your message in 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.

activate gift wrap effect for your message

Step 4: Send your gift message in Messenger

Tap the gift image 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.

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

Read also: How to add Twitter emoticons to your tweets

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.

There you have it guys!

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3 comments… add one
  • Yash_r882

    Instagram gifts message

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    • Matt

      Yes, you can follow the steps to be able to send your messages wrapped as gift on Facebook.

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