Facebook Birthday Stories to feature tracks by Selena Gomez, The Beatles
Australian users of Facebook’s Stories feature can from Friday, May 10 send personalised messages to their dear ones on their birthdays.
This is through digital birthday cards, photos, videos and birthday songs.
Nearly 500 million people use Facebook Stories every day.
“This community has shown us just how creative and thoughtful birthday wishes can be – whether with a series of funny photos or a video reminiscing about past birthdays spent together,” says Jehan Damji, product manager at Facebook.
The new feature, known as Birthday Stories, lets users add music stickers as The Beatles’ ‘Birthday’, Selena Gomez’ ‘Birthday’, Stevie Wonder’s ‘Happy Birthday’, 50 Cent’s ‘In Da Club’and Neil Sedaka’s ‘Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen’ to their videos or photos.
Facebook also got artists as Jovanie, Lukas Graham, Lauv Raiche, SYML, Greyson Chance, Harper Starling, and Neda Yasee to record brand-new renditions of ‘Happy Birthday’ for their users to choose from.
Last year Facebook secured licensing deals with major music companies including Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Merlin, Kobalt and Global Music Rights.