Facebook has introduced a host of holiday-themed tools to make this festive season even more wonderful. The list of the new Facebook holiday features include pioneering effects for FB camera and Memories. This is the first time for Facebook when Memories has designed particularly around the holidays.
The most useful and cheer update is perhaps the holiday cards or ‘notes’. The tool enables you to send digital cards with different themes and for different holidays such as Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. You can also customize these cards by using special photos and messages. The card designs are endearing and incorporate stars and doves. However, as we get closer to fall of the month, we’ll also be able to use a bunch of holiday-themed backgrounds for status updates.
One of the new Facebook holiday features is a number of different camera effects. In the vein of other camera effects, the holiday options can be accessed in-app via a right swipe. According to recent reports, Facebook will launch these festive-themed effects on December 15.
On the other hand, Messenger camera will also be getting its own holiday effects. The new options are holiday masks and effects, letting users put a spark in their photos as well as videos. The new Facebook holiday features for Messenger camera will debut on December 22. The following day, the social media mogul will add additional features to live video chat, aimed at users who can’t come to their home for the holidays.
There’ll be time-exclusive stickers as well as Live effects available in Messenger Camera. The social media giant will be adding in celebration of this festive season. For instance, you’ll be able to add Santa and Rudolph filters together with colorful Christmas light frames, turn yourself into a reindeer or add falling snow in your FB Messenger’s video chat.
As the festive season starts to wrap up, Facebook will commence a new Memories intended to look back on just the holiday season. Instead of looking back on your own holiday memories, the tool curates a medley of the top images from your friends to browse through. The feature will start popping up on the News Feed on December 28.
The new Facebook holiday features are not quite done yet – because New Year is the social platform’s biggest day for live video. So, for those folks who’re going to be spending their holiday energy on the New Year celebration, the company will be rolling out effects for its Live broadcasts, including party hats and a pair of digital 2018 glasses. The live options will launch on the last day of the year.
All in all, the new Facebook holiday features come as a pretty cheerful update. The social media giant is also encouraging users to make use of the events platform to find local New Year’s Eve happenings. The last holiday tool in FB’s calendar is a New Year retrospective on January 4 and 5.
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