Facebook celebrates GIF’s 30th birthday!

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A very happy birthday to the GIF! The admired file format turns 30 today, and Facebook is ready to include a couple GIF-related features to its platform. FB users could as of now post GIFs in status updates. However, from June 15th, you’ll now have the chance to include GIFs in Facebook comment sections, enabling you to seek through and select from a list of significant documents in that spot in the social network’s interface.

Facebook is likewise utilizing the day to salute the shockingly versatile organization, tossing what it calls a “GIF party,” and offering insights on its current GIF usage. More than 13 billion GIFs were sent a year ago by means of Facebook Messenger after the company made the arrangement usable on the chat service. The busiest day for GIFs was obviously January 1st this year, with more than 400 million sent, as hungover individuals over the globe let a short moving picture do the legwork of communicating their companionship and love for them.

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