Facebook Now Officially Supports Animated GIFs

The day you’ve been waiting for is finally here. You can now post GIFs in the Facebook News Feed.

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According to Facebook “We’re rolling out support for animated GIFs in News Feed. This is so you can share more fun, expressive things with your friends on Facebook.”

Facebook this afternoon confirmed that it will now support animated GIFs in the Facebook News Feed. Well, technically, you can post a link to a GIF (hosted on an external website like Giphy, Imgur, Tumblr, or elsewhere), and Facebook will produce the animation. However, currently you can’t upload GIFs directly on Facebook and see the same results.

Before today, the only option for sharing GIFs on Facebook was a workaround provided by Giphy, but Facebook promptly axed the said workaround. Today’s update means that users will be able to share GIFs they find anywhere on the web to Facebook, not only from a single source.

If you need help finding fun GIFs,  try Giphy.

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