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Facebook Stickers now available in comments: why I care about this crap

(Social Media) Facebook Stickers are now ready for their primetime debut, but why would someone like me actually care about something so stupid? Reasons.

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Facebook Stickers are now here

In Facebook Inbox messages sent privately between two or more people, “Stickers” as depicted above have long been available. If you haven’t explored them, they’re just big giant emoticons that send immediately upon your clicking them (pro tip: don’t click one until you’re sure about using it).

Now, they’re available in Facebook comments, all you have to do is go to the site and you’ll get a prompt that says they’re available, just click the smiley face next to the picture icon at the bottom of the comment area, and you’ll be given the basic options. Think you’re fancy and you need more options? That’s cool, just click the smiley face, then the blue plus button up top, and you’ll be taken to the Sticker Store, but remember – this isn’t Candy Crush, don’t get crazy (there are tons of free options).

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Some say a picture is worth a thousand words, and while we would disagree in this case, Facebook wants you to have the option. You can still upload images, but for time sake, you’ll be able to use a pre-loaded Sticker.

Why on earth would I care about this crap?

As an avid Facebook user, I’ve been complaining about not having Facebook Stickers available in comments for a long time (longer than I’m proud to announce here).

But that’s not why I care. What you may not know about Stickers is that many are animated. These new Stickers indicate to me that Facebook is one step closer to supporting animated gifs in comment threads, which would make me happier than anything in the history of Facebook. I have entire conversations with animated gifs, so this will be huge for those of us that rely heavily on them for humor.

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So now we must ask – when will all animated gifs be supported in Facebook comments? It appears to be soon. Thanks, Stickers!

Lani is the COO and News Director at The American Genius, has co-authored a book, co-founded BASHH, Austin Digital Jobs, Remote Digital Jobs, and is a seasoned business writer and editorialist with a penchant for the irreverent.

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. doughaslam

    October 13, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    Evil, thy name is animated gifs. Please don’t bring on the apocalypse with your teasing.

    But yeah, if you can use them in chat you should be able to use them in comments. I guess.

  2. Carolyn Capalbo

    October 29, 2014 at 10:47 am

    A little humor can go a long way in conversations! The animations express a lot more than the typical emojis, so I think being able to have them in comments is a step in a good direction.

  3. Jeddie Busch

    January 21, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    I totally agree that stickers can help convey emotions without taking the time to type all of them out. Young people will enjoy.

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