Facebook has videos, pictures, polls, weird "feelings" comments, long statuses, short statuses, and lots of ads, but until now, it didn't have those flashing reaction animations that really prove your wit. No more. Giphy announced today that it has created a code for embedding GIFs from its site onto Facebook. A Facebook spokesperson sent over a blunt official statement in response: "Facebook does not support animated GIFs."
OK, except with Giphy's workaround, it kind of sort of does.
GIFs on Facebook is big news, folks. Such big news, in fact, that Giphy.com briefly went down after releasing this groundbreaking workaround.
You can do it one of two ways: first, by hitting the Facebook button on Giphy itself and uploading directly from there; or second, by copying the URL code for the GIF and pasting it into a status as you would a video or article to share.