Facebook Lets Users ‘Say Thanks’ with Personalized Video Cards

By David Cohen 

SayThanks650Expressing gratitude is a wonderful thing, and Facebook Wednesday introduced a way for users to do just that by creating personalized video cards for their friends and sharing them, Say Thanks.

Design manager Cameron Ewing and engineering manager Nick Kwiatek said in a Newsroom post that Say Thanks is being rolled out globally Wednesday, on both desktop and mobile, in the following languages: English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Turkish.

Here’s how it works, according to Ewing and Kwiatek:

To create a Say Thanks video, visit facebook.com/thanks. Once you choose a friend, Facebook will generate a preview of the video. You’ll have the ability to select a different theme and edit photos and posts that represent your friendship.

When you’re satisfied with the video, click “share” — you will have the option of writing a personalized message before posting. The video will post on your Timeline, and your friend will be tagged, so it will show up on their Timeline, as well.

Readers: Who would you like to Say Thanks to?