Facebook Set To Close Gift Shop

Facebook closing gift shop August 1

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Facebook will be phasing out its virtual gift shop and closing it on August 1, the company announced in a blog post Thursday night.

So what does this mean? The Facebook Blog provides more details. "The gifts you’ve already received on your Wall will remain visible, and you still will be able to view your sent and received gifts on your gifts page."




"People also can continue to use the many third-party applications on Facebook for giving and receiving gifts, such as Birthday Cards, Hallmark Social Calendar, Pieces of Flair and someecards."

Facebook’s virtual gift shop has generated around $100 since it launch it 2007. Facebook will now focus on its Credits business.

"Out of the Gift Shop’s ‘gift credits’ came the virtual currency, Facebook Credits, that now makes it easier for people to buy premium items across the many games and applications on Facebook," the company said.


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  • Guest

    Hmm, who would have thought the market for cheesy graphics depicting fake items which represent nothing of material value would be so bearish?

    Serves them right. Anyone who ever bought anything from the “virtual gift shop” should just make the world one person smarter by offing themselves.

    • Jeremy Muncy

      So, I’m guessing you’re anti Facebook gifts?

      Jeremy Muncy
      Follow me on Twitter twitter.com/jmuncy”>@jmuncy

  • http://www.kevinraffay.com Kevin Raffay

    I found the whole FaceBook virtual gift thing pretty ridiculous. I can’t believe people actually paid for those.

  • http://www.go-games.com Grey Olltwit

    “Facebook’s virtual gift shop has generated around $100 since it launch it 2007″… really, only 100 bucks, or is it a typo?

    If it’s for real, it’s nice to hear that not everything the big players touch turns to gold.

  • http://www.politicalchristian.org Larry Miller

    Good! One less annoying app. They pop in when trying to send birthday greetings and there is no way I’m going to send fake flowers or kittens. We must be about the counter-revolution. ;-)

  • http://briarpatchgiftshop.com Joe

    Gift shop, what about the storefront app. The storefront app. should have been a big plus for facebook, but there has been many problems with shipping cost and tax being charged incorrectly. Maybe now there will be more people freed up to work on these problems. Fix the App that actualy allows people to make real purchases of real items.

  • http://www.britsincrete.co.uk Gerald at BritsinCrete

    I absolutely hated the meaningless gifts. Great move by Facebook. I have to deal with the real world in the Brits in Crete Forum.

  • http://bgamall.bravejournal.com Gary Anderson

    I wonder just how many people will click ads on Facebook while playing their farm or fiddling around in Petsville? Lol. I am sceptical of social networking advertising. I am not sceptical of social bookmarking, but that is different.

  • http://www.theexpertseocompany.com Andrew

    Generating $100 since 2007? Is that in US$ or AU$? :-)
    Sounds like it should close with figures like that.

  • http://www.cannabag.com Cannabag

    It’s only made $100 in 3 years ;-) “Facebook’s virtual gift shop has generated around $100 since it launch it 2007.”

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