Facebook Finally Allows You To Express Yourself Via GIFs Because It's About Time

Time to get your gif on!

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Your prayers have been answered. It's FINALLY happening. You may now upload GIFs on Facebook!

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The good news was announced over the weekend

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You can finally use GIFs on Facebook! Sort of! If you drop a link to a GIF uploaded elsewhere on the internet in your status update, the GIF will appear in full animated glory.

However, keep in mind that only GIF links work with the feature, not GIF uploads. So, you'll not be able to upload your own GIFs for now.

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The first thing to keep in mind is that the feature works with GIF links, not GIF uploads. At least for now, attempting to upload your favorite GIF will not result in a usable, playable GIF on Facebook.

Also, your GIF links need to have .gif at the back to make it work. Yeah, we had to say that just in case.

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The feature works on Facebook's mobile application, but not on your mobile browser

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Bad news for Facebook brand pages though! GIF links will only work on personal pages... for now.

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“We built support for animated GIFs to help people express themselves in fun new ways on Facebook. Like many features that we release on Facebook, we want to ensure that this drives a great experience for people first before rolling it out more widely. While Pages cannot currently post GIFs, we are exploring ways to enable this in the future,” said Facebook in a statement.

The feature is new and it might have a few glitches here and there but we're pretty darn excited because you know we can't live without GIFs...

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Here are some GIFs for you guys to try out!

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Apart from GIFs on Facebook, GoPro and Malaysia's 'Netflix' announced new updates too:

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