Technology Whoa! Facebook camera now has built-in GIF creator

06:47  15 july  2017
06:47  15 july  2017 Source:   MSN

Facebook is building a Houseparty clone for live group video chat

  Facebook is building a Houseparty clone for live group video chat <p>Gather ‘round the Bonfire</p>Facebook’s move comes two years after Life On Air, which had helped usher in a new era of live broadcasting with its app Meerkat, pivoted to group video chat. The company’s founder, Ben Rubin, observed that most people never broadcasted more than a handful of times — whether on Meerkat or its eventual competitors, Facebook Live and Twitter-owned Periscope. And so Rubin and his team built Houseparty, which notifies a user’s friends whenever they have the app open, inviting them to hang out virtually on their smartphones.

GIFs created through this feature are short, and only last a few seconds. As expected, you can use the full range of effects and frames from the Facebook camera . You can also add the GIF to your Facebook story, post it to your profile, or save it to your device.

Advertisement. facebook . twitter. Not all the videos seem to have the built - in GIF creator at the moment, but it is enabled on the PBS Idea Channel. How do you create a GIF with a YouTube video?

  Whoa! Facebook camera now has built-in GIF creator © Provided by The Next Web No matter if you pronounce it Gif or Jif, I think we call all get behind the addition of a new GIF mode in the Facebook camera.

Next time you swipe left to access the Facebook camera, you’ll be presented with the option to record your own GIF.

GIFs created through this feature are short, and only last a few seconds. As expected, you can use the full range of effects and frames from the Facebook camera. You can also add the GIF to your Facebook story, post it to your profile, or save it to your device.

The feature was discovered earlier this morning by our own social media czar, Matt Navarra (because of course). From what we can tell, the feature is only available to certain users, suggesting a gradual roll-out.

Annoyingly, I was also unable to find it on any of my Android devices running the latest version of Android and the Facebook app, suggesting this is yet another iOS exclusive launch.

In recent weeks, Facebook has doubled-down on the GIF, introducing the ability to leave the small animated videos in comments. This update to the Facebook camera feels like a logical step forward.

Facebook is gearing up to launch Stories for Pages and Brands .
Facebook might be struggling to get you and your friends to use its recently introduced Stories feature, but it appears the company is already gearing up to expand the functionality to brands and pages.&nbsp;The popular social media platform now has a dedicated Stories field in the Branded Content section under the Page Insights settings panel. Details are still unclear, but we anticipate the feature will be an extension of Stories specifically designed for brands and pages.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!