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Published: Mon, July 17, 2017
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Facebook's New Camera Feature Lets You Create Your Own GIFs

Facebook's New Camera Feature Lets You Create Your Own GIFs

GIFs have just turned 30, so Facebook made a decision to honor them in a fun way for users.

The Next Web has reported that the feature is only available to a small group of people at present but will be rolled out globally over the next few months. On the top you'll see two options: Normal and GIF.

Facebook is testing a GIF creator in the camera section of the iOS app.

Looks like it is another exclusive app for iOS users, and nothing is confirmed for Android users yet.

A GIF is a short animated image that can be viewed anywhere.

GIF is quite popular on social media for self-expression, especially on Twitter and Tumblr.

Users can access the Facebook GIF maker by first bringing up the Facebook Camera, which can be done by swiping left while on the app's News Feed. As a substitute, it emphasized on video, which additionally added to the high quality of the Information Feed. The trade-off, however, is that the imagery created is meant to be shared only on Facebook; the GIFs can be saved to storage, but only as a video, making them harder to post on other services. After that, they can send it as a message or share it on their timeline.

Facebook is focussing on its in-app camera these days. Would you do us a favor?

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