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Facebook is testing a gif-making feature

By Lisa Lacy | n/a

July 16, 2017 | 3 min read

It was a big week for gifs.

Just days after news emerged Boston commuters are getting gif PSAs, Facebook confirmed it is starting to test a gif-making feature within its camera with a small number of people using Facebook on iOS.

“We're hoping to roll this out more widely in a few weeks, but nothing else to share quite yet,” a Facebook rep added in an email.

Facebook is testing a feature that will allow users to create their own gifs.

Facebook is testing a feature that will allow users to create their own gifs.

According to The Next Web, which first spotted the feature, the gifs created via Facebook only last a few seconds, but they allow users to add effects and frames. Users can post these gifs to their Facebook profiles and stories or save them to their devices.

The move comes after Facebook recently added the ability to comment on posts in gif form as well.

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