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Twitter Now Supports animated GIF formats

The leading micro-blogging platform-Twitter now upholds the well-known animated GIF’s format to its mobile applications and across the web.

Back in the days, if you wanted to share a GIF on Twitter, you had to upload it to a third-party (like Imgur) and then share the link. Starting today you can upload and view them directly on Twitter.

GIFs will now show up in your timeline with a play button, like other video content. You can upload GIFs through the gallery button under the text box in the same way you upload a photo.  According to Twitter Developers blog , the updated API now supports PNG, JPG and GIF formats, including animated GIFs of up to three megabytes in size.

Many social networks today, including Tumblr and even Pinterest, have added support for animated GIFs as the format grew in popularity. However Facebook made a very conscious decision to not support GIF’s because the company believes it would make the news feed to chaotic and it’s already waging war against memes.


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