Facebook GIF For Comments: How To Use It

Updated on 18th Sep, 2017:  Facebook now allows users to post Gif in comment. The social network giant was testing this feature since two years and finally this feature has been rolled out to all the users of Facebook.  

There are reports that, only on Facebook Messenger App, around 13 million GIF comments are posted everyday. This will give you overall idea of how popular this feature is.

Here is how you can post Gif on Comments on Facebook

Gif for comment

When you post a comment on Facebook, you will notice a number of icons on the right side. The list includes, a smiley face for emojis, a sticker icon and a camera icon for photos.

Now, the third one along from the left is a GIF icon.

Once you click on it, a pop-up window will be displayed, which shows the trending GIFs that you can scroll through.

Above the trending GIFs, there is a search bar where you can enter keywords to find the particular GIF you are looking for, just select the GIF you find interesting and press enter.

Facebook which is now incorporating new features to make its website more interesting and unique. Updating the apps, bringing new feature to its products, engaging people more to their recent releases. As every time Facebook tries to make some thing unique which creates a difference from it competitors. Over a period of time Facebook is used more for comments and shares and these are the options which will be used more often than posting.

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Apart from liking a picture, commenting on any post is the most fun on Facebook, a recent study suggest. Teasing a friend on his post is the common thing we all share. Adding a feature to comment box is something like adding adding more spicy. Lets check the complete article on this what this feature exactly do and how it can be used. Is it available now or not. Every this is detailed in the below article kindly go through the complete article.

Facebook Testing GIF For Comments will rolled out in May

Facebook Testing GIF For Comments

After so many years of discussions now Facebook is finally launching the animated GIF. With in a week Facebook will start testing a GIF button  which will help the users to post GIFs from the gif services like Giphy and Tenor as comments, this information is captured from a source named TechCrunch. Once we received this update We inquired with Facebook, which confirmed the GIF test is coming. Facebook also gave a statement on this:

“Everyone loves a good GIF and we know that people want to be able to use them in comments. So we’re about to start testing the ability to add GIFs to comments and we’ll share more when we can, but for now we repeat that this is just a test.”

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As every one knows the test will be initiated on very few users. At starting this GIF comment button will only be available to a small number of Facebook users, in the later stages it could be roll out to everyone once it proves popular. This feature will work similarly to the GIF button in Facebook Messenger, allowing users to both browse trending GIFs and search for specific reactions in-line. Users still won’t have the ability to select and share GIFs as News Feed posts, but comment GIFs could lay the groundwork for that.

Facebook Testing GIF For Comments

As every one know that Facebook is diving headfirst into visual communication, as even the FB product Snapchat’s lead as social media usage evolves from text statuses to a rich media status this feature even included in the WhatsApp also. As per the sources the Facebook mainly focused on video. However, Facebook sees flexibility as crucial to keeping users from straying to other broadcast channels.

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As the GIF in the comments are in test phase. If the test is well received, Facebook comment reels might soon be filled with ‘reaction GIFs’. These typically use a clip of a movie, television show, or cartoon to express the emotion of the user, from excitement to concern.

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Once this feature is rolled out to every user eventually, Facebook might loosen up and they can add a GIF button to the News Feed composer also. After all, we can say GIFs are just the best moments of video played on loop, and even Facebook says that video is its future. So lets wait and see how the new feature works and the users will accept or reject this.

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