Users will now be able to see the bouncy, jokey, looping animations on the social network’s mobile and desktop platforms.
Twitter announced that it now supports animated GIFs, which means the looping, oftentimes hilarious, animated images can be seen on the social network’s desktop and iOS and Android mobile platforms.
Twitter Gets Animated GIFs For Its Desktop and Mobile IOS and Android Platforms
Animated GIFs are a beloved part of the Web and its official introduction on Twitter is long-awaited.
While several other social networks and blogging sites, like Pinterest and Tumblr, have already added support for GIFS, both Twitter and Facebook have been slow to get on board. Facebook still refuses to allow GIFs on its site because it reportedly believes they’ll uglify users’ News Feeds.
On Twitter, the GIFs won’t play automatically. To see the animation users will need to press play button accompanied with the GIF or just click on the tweet. But its a nice step to attain the attention of users with this new feature. As this social networking site has already many users and is mostly preferred because users remain updated with it. Twitter has an attractive interface and so these new animated GIFs.