Twitter finally adds GIF support for Android, iOS, and the web


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No matter how you want to pronounce it (it’s s hard “G,” by the way), I think we can all agree that GIFs general make our social networks a little more fun. We’re not sure what took so long, but in a back-end update to Twitter on both the web and its mobile apps, the microblogging network now officially supports GIFs.

This means you can upload these moving pictures using the native Twitter client and watch as they animate in the app. To be clear, GIFs wont load while in the timeline view (in an effort to not eat up all your data), only when clicking on a tweet to view it’s media will you be presented with the moving GIF. And move, they shall.


Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. gfycat!

  2. Facebook apps need to support gifs. They’ll have a movie running in the background, but won’t have gif support?

    Out my face with that!!

  3. That gif is disturbing man lol

    1. White girls at raves are the best, man. xD

  4. Thats cool, I can dig it… been enjoying Gifs on Google+ forever now…

  5. Finally, I got sooooo many gifs

  6. I guess Tweekdeck will also get this later.

  7. The creators of the format pronounced GIF as “Jif” with a soft “G” /ˈdʒɪf/ as in “gin”. Steve Wilhite says that the intended pronunciation deliberately echoes the American peanut butter brand, Jif, and CompuServe employees would often say “Choosy developers choose GIF”, spoofing this brand’s television commercials.

    1. finally, a logical explanation.

      1. “Choosy developers choose GIF”

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