Facebook on mobile may soon let you make GIFs


The new feature comes a month after Facebook finally rolled out a GIF button for comments on the social network, in celebration of the GIF's 30th birthday.

While in GIF mode, the Facebook Camera can record footage for a few seconds and then transforms the video to GIF files. GIFs are so cool - they convey a lot within a limited time in the most amusing ways. Once you make a GIF, it can be posted your Facebook page or added to a story.

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If you have it, you'll see a Normal/GIF tab at the top of the screen when you tap the camera icon in the app. And what better way to express yourself on Facebook than using GIFs. The GIF function will also offer access to Facebook's wide range of effects (such as augmented reality masks and animations) and filters that were already available in the normal camera function. After that, they can send it as a message or share it on their timeline.

The new feature was spotted by TNW's Matt Navarra, and for now, it's visible to some iOS users.