Facebook will now allow users to post animated GIFs.  An animated GIF is a graphic image capable of movement like the one below.

Now to post a GIF, you’ll need have uploaded it somewhere that you can provide a link to.   You could use a site like Giphy to find fun GIFs or to  upload your own.

Here’s how to share a GIF on Facebook. First, find an animated GIF you’d like to share. Below is a selection of Birthday-themed GIFs from Giphy.

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Find a GIF you want to share. Say you like this birthday cake.

https://i0.wp.com/imgsrv.worldstart.com/1/giphy-gif.gif?w=616

Right click on it and choose Copy Link Location.

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Now, head on over to your Facebook. Click in the field to post a status and then either hit Ctrl V to paste or right-click and choose paste. The link will appear in the window and the image should then be visible beneath it.

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You can then highlight the link and hit delete.

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Then add your own text and hit Post.

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P.S.  Here’s a GIF of my cat. It’s just kind of Purrrr-fect.

https://i1.wp.com/imgsrv.worldstart.com/1/facebook-gif-k9.gif?w=616

~ Cynthia