Facebook testing GIF creator as camera option in iOS app

Users can post their recorded GIFs which can only last a few seconds to their status or story and can even save them to their phone. Swiping left on Facebook's camera will present UK and US users with the option to create their own GIF

Good news if you have an iOS device and now use Facebook as the company is testing out a GIF creator on the iOS app. As first spotted by The Next Web, you can access the feature by tapping the camera icon in the top left of the app.

TNW discovered it this morning. The GIF function will also offer access to Facebook's wide range of effects (such as augmented reality masks and animations) and filters that were already available in the normal camera function. In the camera interface, users will have just swipe right to start creating quick GIFs.

The GIF mode in the Facebook Camera enables users to create GIFs from the images they take. You can also add the GIF to your Facebook story, post it to your profile, or save it to your device.

A Facebook representative confirmed the feature is now being tested with a "very small number of iOS users" for the time being, but notes there will be more information about this GIF maker arriving in a few weeks' time.

More news: Rodgers takes lead at John Deere Classic

When it comes to the GIF as a whole, it is one of the main forms of expression for people on Facebook and other social media apps. Now it's going yet another step further by testing a GIF creator.

FacebookCan you share these GIFs elsewhere? The new GIF function on the Facebook iOS app seems to show that the company is trying to embrace the GIF like never before.

If you thought Facebook was running out of ways to help you bombard your friends' news feeds, think again. It might just be rolled out eventually once the GIF creator is launched across all platforms.

Related News:

  • Congress urges Centre to resolve India-China border stand-off diplomatically

    Jaishankar was quoted by opposition members as saying that China is trying to change the status quo along its southern border. To a question, he said the Congress hoped that the government would brief the opposition also on the Amarnath attack.
    Tollywood Stars Names in Drug Activity List by Telangana Excise Dept

    Tollywood Stars Names in Drug Activity List by Telangana Excise Dept

    Suresh Babu condemned this news and said that the industry is not in a state to have its name tarnished by such reports. The names include six actors and one director to give their statements in connection with the ongoing investigation.
    Truex Jr. Pockets Pole in New Hampshire; Jones Qualifies 6th

    Truex Jr. Pockets Pole in New Hampshire; Jones Qualifies 6th

    Fans will see Sunday if Truex's dominance continues on the Magic Mile, a track where he is still looking for his first Cup win. Interestingly, half of the drivers in the top 10 standings have yet to win a race this season.
  • MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE:MX) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" by Brokerages

    Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation by 6.0% in the first quarter. Comerica Bank boosted its stake in shares of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation by 2.1% in the first quarter.
    'The Incredibles 2' picks up exactly where the original ended

    'The Incredibles 2' picks up exactly where the original ended

    Reilly) and Vanellope (Sarah Silverman) make their way through its hordes of spammers and rampaging "sexy housewives" ads. The original "Wreck-It Ralph" grossed more than $470 million in 2012 and received an Oscar nomination.
    Severe Thunderstorm Warning, storms could continue through evening

    Severe Thunderstorm Warning, storms could continue through evening

    Nearly all of central Alberta are under a severe thunderstorm watch, with parts of south Alberta still under a heat warning. The weather agency says the public should watch out for flash flood, water pooling on roads and the threat of lightning.
  • What is Bastille Day and why do the French celebrate it?

    What is Bastille Day and why do the French celebrate it?

    It ended with both men stood face-to-face looking like they were having an arm wrestle almost half a minute later. Macron taps Trump's shoulder and the pair move in closer, bringing their chests close to each other .
    Second Person In Custody In Connection With Killing Of 4 In Pennsylvania

    Second Person In Custody In Connection With Killing Of 4 In Pennsylvania

    Police said the victims were buried in a 12-foot grave on the suspects' family's large estate in Solebury Township. The auto was found on a second DiNardo family property about a half mile from the farm.

    Canadian drug suspect found hanged in cell

    Local authorities had apprehended Cazes based on an global arrest warrant issued by the USA for drug trafficking charges. AlphaBay took on the mantle from the infamous Pirate Bay before it to become the largest marketplaces on the dark web.
  • France pays homage to victims of deadly Nice attack

    France pays homage to victims of deadly Nice attack

    The magazine said the shots used were taken at a distance and do not identify the victims or impair their dignity. Eric Morain, a lawyer for several victims' associations said the images were "an insult to the victims' dignity".
    Shock: Audience Walk Out of AR Rahman's Concert

    Shock: Audience Walk Out of AR Rahman's Concert

    The Facebook statement, which could not be verified immediately, also sought to put the controversy in perspective. Rahman is now in NY for the 18th edition of the IIFA Weekend and Awards and is yet to comment on the incident.
    Reported plane crash near Flagler, St. Johns County line

    Reported plane crash near Flagler, St. Johns County line

    Authorities have been conducting a search for the aircraft that took off from Brunswick, Georgia and was heading to Ormond Beach. The FAA said that it lost contact with the Piper PA44 aircraft approximately 22 miles north of Ormond Beach.


Most liked

At least three dead in Honolulu tower block fire
At least two people have been hospitalised, one in a serious condition, and the other stable, according to local media reports. He was able to exit the building from another fire escape, "with many neighbors exiting as well", Horiguchi said.

Ryan Lochte cleared of criminal charge in Rio Olympics gas station scandal
Lochte's lawyers have been pressing for a dismissal of the case, but a lower court had ruled 2-1 to uphold the charge. Police reported that the swimmers had lied about what happened and that no crime had been committed against them.

Neil Armstrong's bag of lunar dust to be sold at auction
Of course, the first man in space was a Russian and that country's major contribution to space exploration is also acknowledged. She evidently plans to support her school, Northern Michigan University, as well as various charities from the sale of the bag.

Manitoba firefighters head to British Columbia to battle wildfires
As of right now, there are 16 evacuation orders and six evacuation alerts within the Cariboo Regional District. Dixon said that half of those people were registered today. "We thought we were in trouble", Riley said.

Animal toll rises in Kaziranga flood
Nearly 300 animals had drowned past year during floods here which prompted the Assam government to build 33 more highlands. Officials have managed to rescue 108 animals so far, out of which four are undergoing treatment, including a rhino calf.

Arsenal beaten to Mbappe transfer by PSG?
The report claims that Wenger used the meeting to try and convince the striker to join him at the north London club this season.

Contempt proceedings against Vijay Mallya to proceed only in his presence
The banks had argued before the court that Mallya had wilfully disobeyed the orders and made "vague" disclosure about his assets. In May, India had asked the United Kingdom to expedite the request for extradition of Mallya and other Indian fugitives.

OR kicks WR Darren Carrington off team following DUI arrest
Carrington has been a key contributor for OR with 112 catches for 1,919 yards and 15 touchdowns in 29 games over three seasons. The announcement follows Carrington's DUII arrest on July 1, along with a series of other behavioral issues, documented here.

Scientists Just Encoded a GIF into the DNA of Bacteria Using CRISPR
When researchers sequenced the bacterial DNA , they were able to retrieve and replay the moving images with 90 percent accuracy . The Crispr-Cas9 is a molecular tool that combines RNA molecules and special proteins to precisely cut and edit DNA .

Venus Williams to Face Garbine Muguruza in Wimbledon Final
If I decide to walk out on the court, I try to just compete that day. "Not that I'm doing something different, honestly". I saw she was playing very good, very talented. 'Its incredible to be in another final, ' the 14th seed said.

Barguil delivers Bastille Day win to France; Aru still leads
The race started with a 14 km trial in Dusseldorf and the city also hosted the stage two of the tournament. Froome finally completed the stage in seventh place, 22 seconds down on stage victor Bardet.

House passes bill that includes $705m for US-Israel missile defense cooperation
After it is sent to the White House , President Donald Trump will also have the option of vetoing it. The 2018 NDAA represents a almost $50 billion increase over the former President's budget proposal .

Wal-Mart Stores Inc
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc is engaged in the operation of retail, wholesale and other units in various formats around the world. The rating scale runs from 1 to 5 with 5 indicating a Strong Sell, 1 indicating a Strong Buy and 3 indicating a Hold.

Sudan's Bashir 'suspends sanctions talks with US'
Sudan said on Tuesday that it complied with all U.S. demands for lifting the sanctions imposed since 1997 for its alleged support of terrorism.

Barguil triumphs for France on Bastille Day at Tour
Today's (Friday's) short, punchy stage through the Pyrenees will now see Froome and Sky looking for chinks in Aru's armour. In addition to the stage win, he's got a comfortable lead in the KOM competition with all the points he soaked up today.