Facebook Can Finally Support GIFs

A link to a GIF from any supporting website will now play perfectly when pasted into your Facebook status bar or in a comments or reply section.

Until now, those that wanted to share a never-ending, looped low-resolution image on the site needed to use a workaround from Giphy.

However, after a near two-year wait, Facebook has now tweaked its code sufficiently so that support for GIFs is native.

And while it means that a link for a GIF, hosted on sites such as giphy, tumblr or Imgur, will play on Facebook when the link is pasted in, it doesn’t mean that the social network now supports direct GIF uploads. But it’s a start.