Facebook, the biggest social media network and for all the viral videos and memes shared there, the company has been surprisingly cold towards the GIF, as there’s no simple way for every day users to post them without visiting an external website. That may change now, at last.
As reported by TechCrunch, Facebook has confirmed it plans to test a button that would allow users to post the GIFs in comments. As with Messenger, the GIFs are sourced from sites like Giphy and Tenor.
Facebook has long explained the lack of GIF support as wariness towards cluttering the News Feed.
Facebook told TechCrunch it will “share more when we can, but for now we repeat this is just a test.” Either way, get ready for a GIF party in your News Feed.