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@CM_noelle why can't I post pictures and gifs
@Maiasroberts That's a really good question - you should be able to. Are you posting from the web or from a phone app?
@CM_noelle phone app
@Maiasroberts Hm, that may be a bug with the app then. You should be able to post text and images at the same time!
@CM_noelle oh never mind I just tried it again now and it's working, thanks 😁
@Maiasroberts Great! I'm glad you got it working. :)
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