Facebook introduce GIF button for comments

The comments section on Facebook is set to become much more animated

The comments thread on Facebook is set to become a lot more animated after the social media giant has announced the roll out of a GIF button. 

In a post on their website, Facebook announced the new button to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the messaging format. 

"We know people love communicating with GIFs on Messenger, and we’re also making it easier to use GIFs on Facebook. Today we’re introducing the ability to add GIFs in comments for all people on Facebook globally. Just tap the GIF button when you go to make a comment, type in what you’re looking to say, and add the GIF that really nails it!"

This comes just days after the company added a 'pride' reaction as part of Pride Month. 

A spokesperson for the company said: “As Pride celebrations begin around the world, Facebook is proud to support our diverse community, including those that have identified themselves on Facebook as gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender or gender non-conforming."