Facebook app's camera now makes GIFs

by Lawrence Cooper July 17, 2017, 14:09
Facebook app's camera now makes GIFs

On the top you'll see two options: Normal and GIF. The GIF Mode will record sequences of images for a few seconds, and then deliver them as GIFs. The feature for now is available only to select iOS users.

It appears the GIF-making feature is not available to all users at this time, suggesting those who now have their hands on it either got it by accident or through the update rolling out very slowly. The GIF can be shared with friends and family or even added to your post on Facebook or saved to your device's picture gallery.

The company also announced that nearly 13 billion GIFs were exchanged on Messenger in the past year with nearly 400 million GIFs on New Year's Day 2017 alone.

GIFs have been increasingly used on Facebook since users were first able to send them in messages back in 2015. The service is expected to come to Android soon.

GIF is quite popular on social media for self-expression, especially on Twitter and Tumblr. You must have noticed new and wide range of camera filters that have been to the Messenger's camera.

Just days after news emerged Boston commuters are getting gif PSAs, Facebook confirmed it is starting to test a gif-making feature within its camera with a small number of people using Facebook on iOS.


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