Facebook users can now use and share animated GIF images in their news feed. Facebook has announced that they are adding this feature to the social network.
Now, you can post GIF images on Facebook but the feature will take some more time to go live for all as it’s being rolled out.
Facebook though was always reluctant to allow GIF in news feed. They were of the thought that allowing such file type will make news feed chaotic.
To give the feature a try, Facebook users can paste a link to a gif hosted on an external website such as Giphy, Imgur, Tumblr, or elsewhere, into their status update box and then publish.
A Facebook spokesperson said:
“We are rolling out support for animated gifs in News Feed. You can share more fun, expressive things with your friends on Facebook.”
Due to your video auto play setting in Facebook, GIFs will auto-play on the Facebook. To disable autoplay in your settings, you can tap or click a GIF to play it instead.
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