Facebook starts supporting animated GIFs

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Facebook starts supporting animated GIFs

Your Facebook feed is about to get more lively. The social networking site now supports animated GIF images, letting you express yourself through looped graphic images.

Facebook will let you post animated GIFs to your Feed by pasting a link to one in your status. For now, at least, you won’t be able to upload GIFs from your computer. Facebook will convert any GIF you try to upload into a still image.

Facebook says that this addition will let people express themselves “in fun new ways.” It said that Pages cannot currently post GIFs, but ways to enable them are being explored.

You don’t have to be inundated by these moving pictures. Your “Auto-play” settings will determine if a GIF is played automatically or not.

To set if an animated GIF is played automatically or not in the desktop version of Facebook, go to Settings > Videos > Auto-Play Videos. If Auto-play is set to off, you’ll see a still of the image with the word “GIF” in a circle. You just have to tap on this button to start playing the animated image.

Animated GIFs could certainly make statuses more interesting. But it’s only a matter of time before people start arguing over the correct pronunciation.



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