Saturday, 23 September, 2017

Facebook mobile app now has a GIF creator

How do you do, fellow kids: Facebook now lets you create wacky GIFs, because of course Facebook testing GIF creator as camera option in iOS app
Velma Reese | 16 July, 2017, 06:35

Facebook has quietly rolled out a new feature that allows users to make short "GIFs" using the in-app camera.

The feature has already rolled out to some users ... Unfortunately, Facebook doesn't allow users to share those GIFs to other platforms.

While in GIF mode, the Facebook Camera can record footage for a few seconds and then transforms the video to GIF files. Facebook confirmed that the GIF maker is now in testing phase and is only accessible to a handful of users, but it is being gradually rolled out. GIFs can also be combined with existing effects available in the Facebook camera.

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Announcing the feature, Facebook said: "Today we're introducing the ability to add GIFs in comments for all people on Facebook globally".

The social media is giving its users to express themselves more innovatively through GIFs, complete with Facebook's filters on them.

"Annoyingly, I was unable to find it on any of my Android devices running the latest version of Android and the Facebook app, suggesting this is yet another iOS exclusive launch".

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