Facebook Camera updated with support for GIFs and new option to go live
Since more and more Android and iOS fans are taking advantage of its camera app, Facebook has decided to add a couple of new features that will bring it on par with the competition.
Starting today, Android and iOS fans will be able to make use of three new improvements. The first one will allow them to go live from the Facebook Camera, which will also enable them to use some of the app's creative effects. Going live will make your video appear in your Story and the audience you've previously selected will be able to watch it.
Furthermore, the update adds support for GIFs so that Facebook Camera users can create 2-second looping videos. These GIFs can be shared to News Feed, Story or Direct.
Finally, Facebook announced that Camera users can make text updates more visual thanks to the newly added full-screen text posts which include a colored background with text on top. Just like all those GIFs that you create, these texts can be shared to News Feed, Story and Direct.
All these new Snapchat-like features are available on both Android and iOS devices starting today, via a server-side update pushed by Facebook.