In case you haven't noticed it yet, Facebook has been rolling out a new GIF attachment feature for its chat service. The update actually started back in July and is being made available to more users as we speak (read: this is a gradual upgrade—some will get it sooner than others).
If you're still clueless though, here's what it looks like:
If you can see that in your chat box, all you have to do is click on the encircled icon and a selection of GIFs will pop up. If you have something more specific in mind, you can use the search tool.
While it may seem like a superficial—even comical—feature, it's actually a pretty significant move given how GIFs are currenly taking over the Internet. Seriously, the animated counterparts of the boring .jpegs are everywhere!
We're lucky to have already experienced this feature, and it's a really nifty way to pump life into chat conversations. Think of it as an entertaining twist for virtual exchanges usually dominated by static images, letters, and symbols.
That said, we decided to pick out the noteworthy GIFs you can select in FB chat that are perfect for the following common chat scenarious.
WHEN YOU DISAGREE WITH WHAT'S BEEN SAID
Who needs the dislike button if you have this GIF?
WHEN YOU'RE IN A GROUP CHAT DISCUSSING YOUR BROOD'S GIMIK
Also useful if you want to ask someone to go, well, biking with you.
WHEN YOU WANT TO SAY HELLO
Typing "h3ll0 ph0uhsz" won't cut it anymore.
WHEN YOU WANT TO DISCUSS BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER PLANS
Plus points if you're able to do that stunt for real.
WHEN YOU FOUND OUT YOUR PALS MADE PLANS WITHOUT YOU
WHEN YOU WANT TO MAKE PA-CUTE TO A GIRL
We sincerely hope you don't come off as sleazy.
WHEN YOU WANT TO SAY GOOD NIGHT
Because simply logging out in the middle of a convo can be seen as rude.
WHEN YOU WANT TO SAY SORRY FOR WHATEVER
Do apologize in person, too, mkay?
WHEN YOU WANT TO SIGNIFY YOUR LASCIVIOUS INTENTIONS BY TRYING TO BE FUNNY
Good luck with that.
WHEN YOU WANT TO GO OUT AND DRINK
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