You will now be able to make your own GIFs on Facebook

You will now be able to make your own GIFs on Facebook

You will now be able to make your own GIFs on Facebook

However, the report also mentions that the feature was only spotted on selected iOS based devices, which means that this will be an iOS-specific feature, with Android users looking at an uncertain launch date. Then, take a look at the top portion of the app, where you will see Normal, GIF, and Text modes.

It appears that the social media giant is trying out a new feature for its mobile app that allows you to make your own GIFs, according to The Next Web. These new filters together with the GIF creating feature can offer a complete camera experience to the users and prove a big threat to Snapchat which is known for its filters and camera abilities. Quite a few users have been included in this test automatically.

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

Facebook has been slow in adapting to GIF, fearing that it might get cluttered because of the visual impact it would have on the auto-playing videos on the News Feed. This turned out to be an advantage for other services like Imgur. This might be a disadvantage for some users, but Facebook is trying to create content created exclusively for its own platform.

Facebook is focussing on its in-app camera these days.

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