The new service named ‘Gifts’ was launched on Thursday to a subset of users in the United States, and will roll out to more over the coming months, as people begin to send gifts to each other.
According to Stuff.co.nz, users would be required to click on a ‘gifts’ icon on their Facebook friends'' pages on Facebook''s website or on Android mobile phones.
The icon will show up on the right side of users'' Facebook pages with the notifications for friends'' birthdays, weddings and other life events.
Clicking the icon will display presents users can buy, such as a Starbucks gift card, cupcakes or a teddy bear.
The recipient will be notified through Facebook to enter a shipping address for the presents, the report said.
Facebook Gifts is the result of Facebook’s acquisition of a mobile app, Karma, which allows people to send gifts to their friends on the go.
Facebook bought the company on May 18, the day of its rocky initial public offering.