Facebook Messenger Introduces Dedicated GIF Button

Posted: Jul 6 2015, 9:10am CDT | by , in News | Technology News


Facebook Messenger Introduces Dedicated GIF Button
  • Facebook introduces new GIF tap button!

Facebook Messenger has been testing a new GIF button allowing users to find and send GIF’s with only two taps.

Facebook has quietly been testing a new feature which allows the users to use GIFs. The new GIF button which can find and post GIFs in just two taps is being tested by Facebook.

Previously to use the GIF in the Facebook Messenger, users had to download a specific app for using GIF in their messages. Apparently Facebook wants its users to easily have access to GIF icons rather than the complicated current mode of use. 

The GIF button started appearing in the Facebook Messenger in countries like Canada last week. About 700 million people monthly use the Messenger app actively and the users can skim a number of trending GIFs, according to TechCrunch.

The GIFs are provided by a two major companies Giphy and Riffsy, which have also previously dedicated their apps to the Facebook. Both the companies have also previously helped in coming up with apps that allow users to share content on the Messenger without having to leave the app.  

The only problem with the current GIF button on the Facebook Messenger is the limited number of GIFs present to select from. Moreover if the GIFs are once sent then the user has to download GIF, Riffsy or Giphy all for Messenger as a link for the download appears.

A spokesperson for Facebook has revealed they are working towards providing even easier ways to share GIFs. Since GIFs have been a famous and successful mode of communication on the Messenger, they are performing various tests to come up with more content with only a few taps.  As the GIF button is only in its testing phase there is no guarantee it will be released for all Messenger users around the world. 

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