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Show don't tell: Facebook launches video replies for comments

Facebook comments are getting an upgrade, with news that you'll now be able to upload your very own videos when replying to a post.

A picture paints a thousand words in Facebook comments.

The advice most of us live by when it comes to surviving on the internet is, "Don't read the comments."

But you can forget reading the comments, with news that Facebook will now let you upload videos in comment threads.

When you click the camera icon next to a comment field, instead of just seeing an option for images, you'll now be able to upload a video as a comment reply. You can leave video comments on posts made both by your friends and pages you follow, as well as within event and group pages.

Rolling out today, the new feature started life as a prototype built during Facebook's 50th Hackathon in February this year, and joins other commenting options for the modern era, like stickers and emojis.