How to comment on Facebook using the GIF button

Posted at 5:39 AM, Jul 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-04 06:34:59-04

Facebook has rolled out the option to use a GIF as a comment on Facebook and it has made commenting on our friends' posts even more entertaining. 

Before we get started, we'll answer the question most of you are asking right now. What is a gif? Well, it's a format of image file that shows both animated and static images. It stands for graphics interchange format. They're basically image files that are compressed to reduce file size and do not include sound. They have become a fun way for people to respond to online conversations. H

Here are some examples of GIFs we have tweeted from our ABC Action News account. 





So back to the lesson on how to comment on Facebook with a GIF. 

Whether you're on your desktop or your smartphone, you will see a little gif image when you go to comment on a post. It's located on the right side of the comment box. On mobile, you can find it next to the emoji button and on desktop you can find it between the photo attachment and sticker buttons. 

Click the GIF button and search for how you're feeling. If you want to laugh at someone's post, search laughter, some of the best laughing GIFs will pop up and you click the one you want, and then hit enter, and voila! You have commented with a GIF. 

So we want to know how you plan on celebrating the 4th of July. Comment on our post with your best GIF response.