Twitter adds official support for inserting animated GIFs, so people will begin noticing many more animated images on their private timeline. In collaboration with Riffsy and Giphy, Twitter now allows people to find GIFs and post them without even leaving the app.
When users are typing a post or instant message, they can press the GIF icon that is located near a camera button. This way they can look for the GIF collection by name and or surf groups of different animations, such as dancing, mic fail, YOLO or happy.
If people are searching for the ideal cat yawn and dance moves to show exactly how they feel, they will simply select the recent GIF key from now on, as the micro blogging platform’s reps have written in a short article.
Twitter began releasing the new function this week, and said that it will be available to all users around the globe who are on the Android and iOS operating systems, as well as on Twitter.com during the next weeks.
The recent library of Twitter GIF images provides all the animations that people already know and enjoy, from Riffsy and Giphy, the reps have affirmed. Giphy provides real-time animated GIFs right as they occur, helping to improve Twitter’s live comments and discussions, as Giphy’s creator and CEO said in a declaration.
Giphy’s customers are coming up with GIFs for entertainment, sports, news and various reactions that can enhance the posts’ quality. His company is interested to collaborate with Twitter in order to make uploading these GIF images even simpler.
Having Twitter associated with both Riffsy and Giphy’s GIF data source is major thing. Not just for the micro blogging service, but for the image platforms too. While these already have many customers using their pictures, their user base will be significantly increased with Twitter incorporating it into its applications.
Since Twitter has more than 300 million active users every month, GIFs are popular and already auto-played on tweets. In the meantime, Twitter has improved its timeline last week to show people the best posts from users they follow, which is a big modification that was met with a certain level of resistance.
Before some get angry about it, they have to understand that these new algorithmic timelines are only optional for all users. If they switch it on, the posts that Twitter considers they are most likely interested in will be shown in the upper part of their timeline. The tweets that the program believes to be less interesting will appear beneath these.
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