Now we can tell our friends what we think about their statuses in moving form, using a GIF
GIF- a lossless format for image files that supports both animated and static images.
What would we do without photo comments on Facebook? How would our friends know how we really felt if we couldn’t post a meme of a shocked cat on their status? Well, prepare for the social networking giant to get even better.
Facebook has just added a feature to their comment section that we’ve all been waiting for. Not only can you post pictures but also react with GIFs. Which means that instead of a boring old picture of a cat looking shocked, you can comment with an actual moving image of a cat putting a paw to its little mouth.
This. Changes. Everything.
All you have to do is click or tap into the comment box as if you were writing one as usual.
On the right, of the comment box, you’ll also see a small rectangle with the letters ‘GIF’ on it. Click on this and you’ll be able to search any keyword you like.
The “Giphy” database, which is hooked up to Facebook, pretty much has any GIF you could ever dream of using. Now comments can be more visual, and make you laugh while replying to comments made by friends on Facebook.