Facebook bids adieu to 'Happy Birthday!' wishes

By: Gizbot Bureau

Making birthday greetings on Facebook even more impersonal, the social networking giant has rolled out a feature that allows a user to wish "Happy Birthday" just by texting '1' from a smartphone.

Facebook bids adieu to 'Happy Birthday!' wishes

The new feature works for those who have Facebook notifications pushed to their text messaging programmes, Tech Times reported.

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The feature is part of Facebook's SMS notification functionality, which allows users to interact with friends through text messages.

So with this feature, you receive a message that one of your Facebook friends is having a birthday today.

Facebook bids adieu to 'Happy Birthday!' wishes

And to leave a "happy birthday" message on their wall, all you have to do is reply with a text that says "1".

While the feature makes wishing your friends on their birthdays easier, it risks conveying your feelings in a very impersonal manner.

Source: IANS

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