At present, emojis have become an integral part of the conversation on social media platforms. But now, even animated GIF images are becoming equally important. Most of the users prefer these two modes to communicate with their family and friends rather than typing long phrases. In a way, emojis and animated GIF images have managed to form a language of its own. Already, GIF images are famous on Facebook and even a GIF option is recently added in the comments segment. And it has something more for its users. Yes, the social networking giant will be allowing the users to make their own GIFs with the introduction of a GIF mode in the Facebook Camera.
Director of Social Media, The Next Web, Matt Navarra, discovered the new GIF mode in the Facebook Camera. Remarkably, the feature was located on iOS only and couldn’t be located on Android, proposing that it will be introduced for iOS only, as of now. And most probably, this feature is even not released for all iOS users. Nonetheless, once the feature is rolled out, it will be possible for the users to locate the new GIF alternative when they swipe right to access the camera.
According to their report, the GIFs produced via this new feature are small, durable only a few seconds, representing how GIFs are actually meant to be. The user will also be allowed to use the frames and effects of Facebook that were generally accessible in the camera. The user can also save the GIF images created by them on their device, posted to their Facebook story or to their profile.
In the previous month, Facebook had rolled out the GIF option in the section of comments as part of the GIF format’s 30th birthday. The users can already send GIFs on Facebook-owned WhatsApp and Messenger, but the capability to create their own GIFs will surely offer them more creative freedom to express themselves without the need to depend and search the prevailing GIF images. And of course, the user also doesn’t need to download any third-party applications to create GIFs if the Facebook app itself will be having this new feature.