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Facebook GIF support starts rolling out

by Jacob Kleinman | May 29, 2015May 29, 2015 6:00 pm PDT

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Facebook is finally adding a new feature that we actually want, and no it’s not an auto-block for your parents. Instead, the social network is rolling out GIF support for its News Feed.

Posting a GIF to Facebook is as easy as sharing an article. Just copy the link into the News Feed and it should automatically generate the moving image, though for now you can’t upload GIFs like you would a regular picture. The feature seems to rolling out to some people first, so it might not show up for everyone right now.

Facebook is definitely a little late in adding GIF support. Twitter added the same feature almost a year ago. Giphy also released its own News Feed workaround back in 2013, though it wasn’t exactly a seamless experience. Now we finally have real GIFs on Facebook, so let’s celebrate in the best possible way: with GIFs.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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