Facebook celebrates the GIF's 30th birthday by adding support in comments


In celebration of 30 years of GIF, Facebook has finally addressed that issue and announced that it's rolling out support for GIFs in Facebook comments.

Facebook is also introducing 20 GIFs featuring some of the internet's most recognisable faces, including DNCE, Logan Paul and Landon Moss.

Facebook now lets its members to post GIFs as comments in a post and releases certain specially designed GIFs.

The button makes it much easier to actually post the fun animations in Facebook comments because users no longer have to post the URL of a GIF that's hosted by a GIF platform.

You know that you can already post GIFs in Facebook's status updates, right?

The company also stated almost 13 billion GIFs were sent in the past year - a rate of around 25,000 GIFs being sent every minute.

To use the feature, all you have to do is click the GIF button when you're in the comment section of a post and search for the ideal animated response.

Facebook is wishing happy 30th to GIFs in its own special way.

According to Facebook, after it added GIFs to its Facebook Messenger service a year ago more than 13 billion GIFs were sent on the chat tool. According to that nearly 13 billion GIFs were sent past year.

Upon reporting first-quarter earnings, Facebook said it had 1.94 billion monthly active users and 1.28 billion daily active users. That translates to 25,000 GIFs per minute.

Lastly, Facebook is preparing to find an answer to the debate over how the word "GIF" (With "G" like "Gorilla" or "G" like "Giraffe") is pronounced (that's one question that has confused generations).