New Facebook feature celebrates 30 years of the GIF

users sent 13 billion GIFs on Facebook Messenger in 2016

To celebrate 30 years since the GIF was first invented, Facebook has made it possible for users to use GIFs in comments. When users now go to comment on a post, they have the option to tap on a GIF button, search for what they want to find, and then choose the GIF they want to use. GIFs are hugely popular; users sent 13 billion GIFs on Facebook Messenger in 2016, equivalent to almost 25,000 GIFs every minute.

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