Twitter began rolling out this new feature last week and it seems that it is now available to us Irish,Twitter does have a funny way of rolling out things though as some get things before others this would depend on your account status and verified accounts..With updates in the past I have often received new features before many and vice versa but this is just twitter and how it works.

The update for us just arrived tonight so perhaps you should check your updates and see if one is present for you..Animated GIFs are an annoyance for some but most of us love them and they add that little bit more to a tweet than a standard image or tweet.

Twitter last week said 

GIPHY delivers real-time GIFs as they happen, helping to power Twitter’s live commentary and conversation,” says Alex Chung, founder and CEO of GIPHY. “GIPHY’s users are creating GIFs for news, entertainment, sports, and expression that can enrich Tweets. We’re excited to work with Twitter to make sharing these GIFs even easier.”

“So much can be expressed with GIFs, and the key is to find just the right one in the moment that quickly and efficiently expresses your emotions,” says David McIntosh, CEO and co-founder of Riffsy. “We’re excited to explore this partnership with Twitter and watch Twitter users discover and share their favorite GIFs in their daily lives.”

You will see the GIF option between the camera icon and poll icon and once you tap that a page with GIFs will open and you can also search for whichever suits your mood..


By Jim O Brien/CEO

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