Finally, Facebook is making a change that everyone can agree is an improvement. On Wednesday, the social network added a little camera button on its comment boxes, allowing users to insert photos directly into comments. Before, users were forced to copy and paste links to photos into comments.
The feature is being gradually and globally rolled out starting today, so if you don’t have it yet, don’t panic. The new tool was built at one of Facebook’s many hackathons.
As far as we can tell, the new photo tool doesn’t support the use of GIFs, some Facebook users’ favorite mode of communication. GIFs take up much more bandwidth than photos, and supporting GIFs could slow the site down considerably. We both dream of, and dread, the day when GIFs are embeddable into Facebook comments.