Twitter Launches GIF Search Function On iOS, Android And The Net

Twitter Launches GIF Search Feature On iOS, Android And The Web

Right here come the GIFs. We observed Twitter testing an in-app GIF button on Android a couple of weeks in the past, and now the corporate has formally introduced that it’s turning the function on for all customers.

The check appeared to go fairly properly based mostly on the variety of GIF tweets from customers within the trial so a full launch is not any shock in any respect. Twitter stated that ‘GIF Search’ — which it’s calling the button — will grow to be out there to iOS, Android and Twitter.com customers “over the approaching weeks.” The button will work for composing public tweets and sending DMs, too, the corporate added.

The search function is powered by Giphy and Riffsy, two of the most important repositories of GIFs on the Web — and the identical two corporations which are behind the GIF search function in Fb Messenger. Like Messenger, you’ll be able to select GIFs on Twitter utilizing a variety of pre-chosen classes — like “superior”, “agree”, “dance” — or by looking for particular phrases.

Twitter stated that its customers shared over one hundred million GIFs final yr. That determine was little question helped by the truth that GIFs (and movies) autoplay inside customers’ timelines, however making it tremendous easy to seek out them is certain to supercharge that development — good job there’s a mute button for anybody who takes this new function too far.