Facebook's iPhone App Now Lets You Send Friends Real-World Gifts [HANDS-ON]

Emily Price
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From the Events section of the iOS app you can view friends who have Upcoming Birthdays in addition to Upcoming Events you have on your Facebook calendar. To get started sending a friend a real-world gift, tap on the gift icon beside his or her name.

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Facebook updated its iOS app Monday, adding the ability to send real-world gifts to your friends directly from your iPhone.

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Facebook launched Gifts on the web in September. The product of its acquisition of Karma earlier this year, the feature allows Facebook users to give real-world gifts to their friends on the social network without having to know that friend’s physical address.

Gifts range from cake pops to Uber rides, and can be sent along their way in less than a minute –- perfect for last-minute gift giving.

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Along with gifts, Monday’s app update also added the ability to upload multiple photos to Facebook at once as well as an updated Messenger, allowing you easier access to Facebook contacts you may want to communicate with on the social network.

Check out the gallery above for an up-close look at the gift-giving process on the iPhone.

Can you see yourself giving gifts on-the-go using your iPhone? Let us know your thoughts on the updated iPhone app in the comments.

This story originally published on Mashable here.