tech2 News StaffJul 15, 2017 12:42:21 IST
Available only on iOS, for now, Facebook is testing its inbuilt GIF maker through its camera mode.
The feature is available with the tap of a GIF button which appears on the camera screen. The recorded GIF can be posted either as a profile picture, in the photo gallery or as a Facebook story. However, for Android users, this feature is not available on their Facebook apps.
According to The Next Web, this feature is on a gradual rollout. Facebook had initially started with the GIF feature available only in the comment section, however, considering its popularity, the feature seems to be shifting to the camera section. Facebook's transition to GIF support has been slow as compared to contemporary social media websites like Twitter. Facebook, which has users more than 1.2 billion, allowed GIFs on its newsfeed only in 2015.
On 15 June, the US tech giant celebrated 30 years of GIF by rolling out support for it in its comment section.
Recently, Facebook brought advertisements to the Messenger app after successful trials in Australia and Thailand. In the home section of the Messenger, the users will find tabs for various shopping brands, clicking them will then take users to the portal’s website or its webchat.
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