Published On: Wed, Feb 17th, 2016

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

Here come a GIFs. We beheld Twitter contrast an in-app GIF symbol on Android a few weeks ago, and now a association has rigourously announced that it is branch a underline on for all users.

The exam seemed to go flattering good formed on a series of GIF tweets from users in a trial so a full launch is no warn during all. Twitter pronounced that ‘GIF Search’ — that it is pursuit a symbol — will turn accessible to iOS, Android and users “over a entrance weeks.” The symbol will work for component public tweets and promulgation DMs, too, a association added.

The hunt underline is powered by Giphy and Riffsy, dual of a biggest repositories of GIFs on a Internet — and a same dual companies that are behind a GIF hunt underline in Facebook Messenger. Like Messenger, you can choose GIFs on Twitter regulating a operation of pre-selected categories — like “awesome”, “agree”, “dance” — or by acid for specific terms.

Twitter pronounced that a users common over 100 million GIFs final year. That figure was no doubt helped by a fact that GIFs (and videos) autoplay inside users’ timelines, though creation it super elementary to find them is certain to supercharge that trend — good pursuit there’s a tongue-tied symbol for anyone who takes this new underline too far.

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