Facebook testing GIF creator as camera option in iOS app

How do you do, fellow kids: Facebook now lets you create wacky GIFs, because of course

How do you do, fellow kids: Facebook now lets you create wacky GIFs, because of course

The new feature was spotted by TNW's Matt Navarra, and for now, it's visible to some iOS users. The website The Next Web was the first to spot the app update on Friday, noting that the function lets you create short, looping GIFs that last just a few seconds.

The feature, however, is not yet available to all users. You can access the feature by tapping the camera icon in the top left of the app.

If you are a fan of the GIF format, then the headline must have excited you. You can also add the GIF to your Facebook story, post it to your profile, or save it to your device. Unfortunately, Facebook doesn't allow users to share those GIFs to other platforms.

Facebook has finally gotten with the times and realized that GIFs are one of our main ways of communicating online these days.

The relationship between Facebook and GIFs did not start out well, as the social network was slow to adopt the medium because it believed that GIFs would make the News Feed chaotic.

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