Who needs words when there are GIFs? The moving images will now be available to use in Facebook comments following a successful trial period.
Beginning today (which is incidentally the file format’s 30th birthday), a new button will appear alongside the emoji picker. Clicking it will reveal a search function which can be used to find GIFs from associated Facebook partners such as Giphy, Tenor and Disney. Previously, users could only use GIFs by typing in an external URL.
GIFs have proved popular on Facebook: it’s estimated 13 billion of them were sent on Facebook messenger last year, with 400 million being sent on New Years Day 2017 alone.
Head on over to Facebook for the ensuing GIF party right now. And remember — it’s pronounced “JIF,” not “GIF.”