You can’t even pretend that you didn’t see this one coming.

Twitter has announced that they’re rolling out a GIF button on iOS, Android, and the web. Because obviously, our tweets aren’t animated enough.

Twitter GIF


According to Twitter, last year, people on Twitter shared over 100 million GIFs – expressing everything from their mood, to an amazing dunk, to their favourite dance move from a music video. So now, users will be furnished with a native button that allows them to search for and post GIFs as part of their tweets.

All you need to do is tap it and search for GIFs using keywords or browse categories of different reactions, then insert them into your tweets and direct messages with a tap. The GIF button appears in the tweet composer in between the buttons for adding photos and polls.

Here’s a quick demo of how it works:

The feature is powered by GIF search engines Riffsy and Giphy.

Twitter is certainly upping their game with their recent changes, from adding a feature to allow users to create polls to turning its iconic star-shaped “favourite” button into a heart-shaped “like” button. Word has it that Twitter will also start to implement a 10,000-character limit for tweets soon.


Go crazy, peeps!

Minions Laugh

For more information on how the dedicated GIF button works, go here.

Sources: The Verge, Twitter Blog, Fortune.

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