You can finally use GIFs on Facebook! Sort of! If you drop a link to a GIF uploaded elsewhere on the internet in your status update, the GIF will appear in full animated glory. However, if you upload a GIF directly to Facebook, the GIF will be converted into a static image. At least that's the case for the time being.
What does this mean for Facebook? The answer is obvious. Words and video will give way to the dominant vocabulary of our generation: reaction GIFs plucked from random Tumblrs. We must cherish this moment in history, before the inevitable future in which language as we know it is purged to make room for an all-emoji communication.
Because we at The Verge care about you, we thought it vital to provide the GIFs that will be useful in this new age. Be sure to share your own with fellow travelers in the comments. We wish you all luck.
Update May 29th, 2:40PM: Facebook Pages currently cannot post GIFs. Here's the official word from Facebook: "We built support for animated GIFs to help people express themselves in fun new ways on Facebook. Like many features that we release on Facebook, we want to ensure that this drives a great experience for people first before rolling it out more widely. While Pages cannot currently post GIFs, we are exploring ways to enable this in the future."