Now Reading
Facebook make changes to celebrate 30 years of Image Format


It’s been a long time since the GIF organize first showed up on June 15, 1987, CompuServe, an auxiliary of AOL and one of the greatest online specialist co-ops at the time, presented GIF introduced GIF as a colour image format replacement for their Black and White run-length encoding (RLE) format. Commending three many years of the picture arrange, Facebook has acquainted the capacity with post GIFs in remarks. Clients could use as of now post GIFs as their notices, and now they additionally have an alternative of doing as such in the remarks segment. Clients can choose from an entire library of GIFs appropriate inside the informal organization.

Presenting the component, Facebook wrote in a blogpost, “We know individuals cherish speaking with GIFs on Messenger, and we’re likewise making it less demanding to utilize GIFs on Facebook. Today we’re acquainting the capacity with include GIFs in remarks for all individuals on Facebook all inclusive.”

Stamping GIFs 30th birthday celebration, Facebook likewise shared a few bits of knowledge on the prevalence of the arrangement on the online networking stage. For example, Messenger clients sent almost 25,000 GIFs every moment a year ago. That is almost 13 billion GIFs shared on the talking stage in a year. Facebook says GIFs sent on Messenger have tripled in the previous year. 2017 New Year’s Day was the most mainstream day for sharing GIFs on Facebook Messenger, with almost 400 million GIFs shared on the day.

To use GIFs in the comments section, users need to tap the GIF button while they are making a comment, type in what they’re looking to say, and add the GIF of their choice to their comment.


The Graphics Interchange Format (better known by its acronym GIF that was created by US-based programming author Steve Wilhite while working at the Bulletin Board benefit (BBS) supplier CompuServe on June 15, 1987, and has since come into boundless use on the World Wide Web because of its wide support and portability.The design bolsters up to 8 bits for each pixel for each picture, enabling a solitary picture to reference its palette of up to 256 distinct hues looked over the 24-bit RGB shading space.



About The Author
Ayodeji Bankole
A Graduate of Marketing. very easy going and fun to be around with. Like to swim and listen to a lot of music.

    Leave a Response