How To Post An Animated GIF On Facebook

05/29/2015 10:38 am ET | Updated May 29, 2015

At last! Facebook is embracing animated GIFs.

To make them work, simply paste the URL of an animated GIF into Facebook's "update status" field. You can then add text as usual. (Gorburger not included.)

Uploading an animated GIF from your computer using the "add photos/video" function does not work at this time.

A representative for Facebook did not say why animations have been enabled after so much time without them, but did confirm to The Huffington Post that the new feature is indeed "rolling out" to users. Hold tight if it's not working for you yet.

At least one workaround to get animated GIFs on Facebook has cropped up before, though this is the most straightforward functionality yet.

This story has been updated to include a response from Facebook.

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