Yes, it’s happening! [insert Ron Paul GIF here]. Facebook will finally be letting its users to post GIFs. Till today, it was not possible for Facebook users to do that and for those who couldn’t live without GIFs on their feeds, getting that to work required some serious workarounds and use of external apps and in most cases payments had to be made. We all know how sensitive we are when it comes to our Facebook data so for most of the users, that was a no-no. It should no longer be an issue going forward.
For now it is possible to post GIFs on Facebook by copying the permalink of the GIF and pasting it. I’ve tested with my huge collection of GIFs hosted on Imgur for my Reddit usage and everything seems to work just fine. Only links to GIFs hosted on Tumblr have been reported to not be displaying the GIF directly so far and we hope this is temporary. The feature is only limited to individual accounts only at the moment so business pages can’t join in on the fun.
Twitter started supporting GIFs a year ago and they’ve been a serious hit. I can’t wait to see what all the creative minds over on my Facebook feed will do with this feature.