New Facebook feature means making comments will never be the same


Facebook has rolled out a new feature that will completely change the way you comment on the social network.

The new feature has been added to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the GIF.

Users can now post GIFs in comments directly from the tap of a button, meaning that when they can’t find the words, they can send an animation instead.

GIFs have been available on Facebook since 2015 but users were required to copy and paste a URL of GIF from an external website. By adding the button, Facebook hopes more people will reply with animated images.

In a blog introducing the feature, Facebook said: “Today we’re introducing the ability to add GIFs in comments for all people on Facebook globally.

“Just tap the GIF button when you go to make a comment, type in what you’re looking to say, and add the GIF that really nails it!”

An astounding 25,000 GIFs are sent on Messenger every minute and in the last year their use has tripled.

Facebook will be launching 20 new GIFs featuring the internet’s best-known faces.

Facebook said: “Each GIF is a unique and shareable morsel of human expression.

“They will be available to use by searching #GIFparty when sharing a GIF on Facebook or Messenger or by visiting”

And if you are still wondering how to pronounce ‘GIF’, you can find out here.



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