Facebook and iTunes are perhaps two of the most widely used, for lack of a better word, services. The former is a gigantic social network with well over a billion users. The latter is a software that has evolved over the years to become a one stop solution for audio/video content, apps, books and whatnot. iTunes is also used for managing content on an iOS device. The very iOS devices that Apple has sold like hot cakes around the world.
Facebook has now added iTunes Gift Cards to its Facebook Gifts platform. What this means is that now you can buy digital iTunes Gift Cards straight away from Facebook itself. Once bought they can be easily gifted to anyone with the network of your friends on Facebook.
Starting today with Facebook Gifts, you can instantly gift your friends iTunes digital gifts and recommend albums, movies, games, apps, and more available on the iTunes Store.Advertisement
Its clear now that you can buy digital iTunes Gift Cards straight through Facebook. So what exactly can they be used for? Apart from the content mentioned above, these cards can also be used to purchased TV shows, books, magazines and other content from iTunes Store. This new idea from Facebook might prove to be beneficial after all, given the high number of people with iOS devices and considering the timing of this release which takes place in the holiday season known for its shopping and gifting frenzy.
On the other hand, Facebook Gifts platform is currently not available for every single location through which the social network can be accessed from. Where it is available, Facebook users have the option of buying any item for their friends who will be notified through Facebook once the purchase has been made from them. The best part is that these gift cards can not only be used for digital content, they can also be used for items that can shipped directly to the house of the friend said gift is been bequeathed upon.
You can buy digital iTunes Gift Cards in denominations of $10, $15, $25, or $50. Reportedly around $2 billion of the total iTunes Store revenue comes from gift cards. It is a lucrative offering and certainly Facebook and its users will greatly benefit from it.