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Twitter already allows you to create GIFs from the iOS operating system

The application from Twitter for iOS wants to make it easy for people to share their own GIFs. The latest version of the app now allows you to animate with the camera without having to leave the social network. Undoubtedly, the faithful users are faced with a complement that is not revolutionary, but it is presented as very useful.


Remember that GIFs have become a very popular reaction method on Twitter. They can be used both in our tweets, as in replies or when citing third-party posts. In fact, the platform allows you to choose animations from a large catalog, but wants to go a little further.

Twitter knows that in many cases there will be no better way for people can express themselves through their own GIFs, and for this reason it has decided to integrate the option to create them in iOS. And best of all, it is a very simple process.


How can you create a GIF on Twitter

As posted via Twitter Support, to animate you simply have to touch the camera icon and access the gif option, displayed alongside traditional video capture and recording.


Once created, the user will be able to preview it to verify that the final result is the desired one; if so, it can be inserted directly into the tweet or reply. Otherwise, and if you are not satisfied with the final version, you can do it again.

Twitter keeps adding features to the app

With the arrival of GIF creation from iOS, Twitter takes another step forward in integrating new features into its mobile applications. However, it is not known when this particular functionality will appear in the version for devices Android; but no need to worry, there will most likely be more news soon.


Recently, the social network has been integrating other functions to improve the user experience one step further. In February, for example, “Dislike” button extension announced; allows you to choose not to receive responses to our tweets, in the best style of Redditso that Twitter knows that they may be found offensive or that the user does not like them.

The idea is that it acts as a feedback between users and the platform, rather than a mode of interaction between people. For the latter, keep in mind that the company is working on implementing different types of responses, such as those used in Facebook.

Another feature that was recently launched on Twitter is one that allows you to trim clips up to 30 seconds long from recorded blanks. Like GIF creation, it’s limited to iOS app users, at least for now.

“The social network has presented this novelty that, for the moment, is only available for “some iOS users”, as announced by one of the Twitter spokesmen, J.Oseph J. Nunezin statements to The Verge.

It is also important to mention that the social network has had a reverting changes to the Timeline after negative user reviews. For this reason, Twitter has allowed the classic chronological mode to be reselected, after trying to divide the main screen into two: one with the tweets ordered by algorithm and the other with the most recent publications.

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