Facebook Introduces Native GIF Support in Comments on iOS

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Facebook is today rolling out a long-awaited feature within its iOS app, which will allow users to post GIFs directly into comments using a native GIF button. To share a GIF, users will find the button sitting next to the emoji button in the text field of the Facebook comment window, and from there they can search for a GIF by typing, horizontally scroll through the results, and tap to share.


    The new feature will be fueled by Facebook's GIF partners, which already power GIF search abilities in Facebook Messenger, including Tenor, Giphy, Disney, and more.

    The company said that the update is in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the GIF format, which was created by Steve Wilhite on June 15, 1987. The celebration will also include exclusive GIFs in collaboration with popular service GIPHY, and a user survey that will appear on Facebook's feed that intends to put to rest the GIF pronunciation debate once and for all. In 2013, Wilhite said the word is pronounced with a soft g, or "JIF," but many users continue to use the hard g alternative.

    Facebook said that GIFs in comments will debut today "for all people on Facebook globally," so it should begin appearing across mobile devices and on the web soon. Facebook is available to download on the iOS App Store for free [Direct Link].

    Article Link: Facebook Introduces Native GIF Support in Comments on iOS
  2. jmh600cbr macrumors 6502a


    Feb 14, 2012
  3. trainwrecka macrumors 6502

    Apr 24, 2007
  4. DMaki650 macrumors 6502


    Jun 23, 2010
    South Saint Paul, MN
    STILL waiting on the color backgrounds that ALL iOS users are "suppose" to have. Which I don't STILL. All my friends that use the iOS app have this feature but me. And they decide to add NEW feature while other features still haven't dropped? WOW Facebook just wow.....
  5. mdelvecchio macrumors 68030


    Sep 3, 2010
    holy crap this is huge, guys. /s

    so weird that FB and even Apple Photos are just getting gif support now. i've been working with them for literally twenty years.
  6. wolfshades macrumors 6502


    Nov 1, 2007
    Toronto, Ontario Canada
  7. Glassed Silver macrumors 68000

    Glassed Silver

    Mar 10, 2007
    Kassel, Germany
    Memes on Facebook is even more of a boring concept than 9gag after the short time it had been reasonably dank.

    Either way, don't let your memes be dreams, friends.

    Glassed Silver:ios
  8. JosephAW macrumors 65816


    May 14, 2012
    GIF = "Graphics Interchange Format", pronounced "GHIF"
  9. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68000

    Sep 14, 2012
    Kind of like I say mee mee. Not meem. And I don’t care what ppl say! :D
  10. ZebraDude macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2014
    Naperville, IL
    I still waiting for Facebook to fix the screen resolution for my Pro 12.9. It's only been a year and half.

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