Facebook has just made it even easier for you to post GIFs on its network. The social networking company recently rolled out a new GIF feature onto its in-app camera, allowing you to quickly make a GIF of your own. Once done, you may be share as a Facebook Story, or as a regular post for your profile.
As with posting other images and videos via Facebook’s in-app camera, you can apply effects, frames, text, and doodle onto the GIF file. The feature should be available right now, for iOS devices at least. When you get the update, simply swipe right on your Facebook app to activate the camera. You will see a new GIF option at the top. To take a GIF, just tap and hold the shutter button.
Sadly though, the GIF file taken with Facebook’s in-app camera will only save as videos, and can’t be shared to other platforms through Facebook. If you would like to post it to Instagram, you may do so by manually saving the video to your device, and sharing it onto other platforms as a video file.
Facebook has definitely been working hard on bringing GIF support onto its platform. Just weeks ago, they started rolling out GIFs in Facebook comments feature to everyone.