Facebook on mobile may soon let you make GIFs

Facebook on mobile may soon let you make GIFs

Some Facebook users will now be able to create their own GIFs using the camera function in the social networking giant's app.

Facebook confirmed it has begun testing a new GIF maker in the camera feature of the main Facebook mobile application.

GIFs created through this feature are short, and only last a few seconds. As first spotted by The Next Web, you can access the feature by tapping the camera icon in the top left of the app.

You can see how the GIF option looks in the Facebook camera above. The only downside to the GIF creator in Facebook on iOS is that it seems the GIF will only last a couple seconds. Keep in mind Facebook only recently started embracing GIFs, as it allows users to send them in messages and post them in comments.

Facebook had instead put the emphasis on video, which also bring a lively quality to the News Feed.

Apparently, the feature is only available in the iOS version of the Facebook app, as those who discovered the feature on their iOS devices did not see it on the newest version of the app running on Android.

Speaking of Facebook, GIFs were not something that Facebook took to immediately, as a lot of other social networks were making them important from the get-go. But, unlike GIFs, videos are easier to monetize. That speaks volumes to just how popular GIFs are in the social media world and in the Internet realm altogether. Which means they're not much use outside of Facebook.

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