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Twitter Gives Some Users New GIF Feature

Twitter Gives Some Users New GIF Feature

Twitter appears to be testing a new feature in its mobile apps (at least on Android) that gives users a way to quickly access GIFs to share with their followers. Some are seeing a GIF icon appear between the camera and poll icons when they go to compose a tweet. If people aren't seeing it yet twttr is testing way …

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Tumblr Updates iOS App With GIF Button

Tumblr Updates iOS App With GIF Button

Last summer, Tumblr launched the GIF button for its web version. The feature finally hit the Android app just last month. At the time, Tumblr said the function would come to iOS soon, and soon is now. As SocialTimes reports, the new Tumblr iOS update has added the GIF button. Tumblr runs down what all is now in the update …

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Google+ Gets More Changes (On the Web)

Google+ Gets More Changes (On the Web)

Google+ has been going through a lot of changes this year as Google has sought to detach it from all the other services it has been integrated with over the years. Still reluctant to just put it out to pasture, Google recently announced a major overhaul of Google+ focusing specifically on Collections and Communities. While not nearly as major of …

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Twitter Introduces ‘ScratchReel’ GIFs

Twitter Introduces ‘ScratchReel’ GIFs

Twitter introduced a new animated GIF feature called ScratchReel. The company tweeted out an example, asking users if they’ve spotted one yet. Spotted a ScratchReel yet? Scrub back & forth to help the @WSL surfer escape the tube! ⏪👆⏩ Only on Twitter, dude. pic.twitter.com/Ajh8Rmjz7W — Twitter (@twitter) November 12, 2015 You’ll have to go to the tweet on Twitter to actually check …

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Facebook Is Now Testing GIFs for Page Posts, Ads

Facebook Is Now Testing GIFs for Page Posts, Ads

Back in May, Facebook finally started supporting animated GIFs in posts, but only those from personal accounts. A lot of Page admins were bummed about this because they recognized the potential to grab more attention and engagement from fans by using them. While most Pages are still going to have to wait a little longer, the company is now at …

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Facebook Users Celebrate Animated GIF Support

In case you haven’t heard, Facebook is at long last supporting animated gifs, at least partially. Users can post them, but the feature is still not supported by Pages for some reason. Either way, users are thrilled: Welcome to Facebook, Gifs. Posted by Mike Jacobson on Friday, May 29, 2015 Facebook supports GIFs?! Posted by Andrew Gifford on Friday, May …

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John Boehner Hate, Hate, Hates on Obama’s Free College Plan with Taylor Swift GIFs

The staff of fiscal conservative John Boehner has taken the time to explain why you should be against President Obama’s recently announced plan to provide free community college to some Americans. Knowing that that only way to reach the kids these days is either adderall or Taylor Swift, Boehner’s comms office has smartly decided to go with the latter. Fresh …

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YouTube Finally Adds a GIF-Making Tool

GIFs, however you say it, already rule the internet. And though making a few-second GIF from the world’s greatest source for GIF-able material – YouTube – isn’t rocket science, it’s a tiny pain in the ass in that you have to use a third-party website or program to do it. That may be about to change. In the best news …

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Imgur Aims For Better GIFs With Project GIFV

Imgur, one of the biggest image sharing sites on the Internet (in no small part thanks to reddit), announced a new format for looping GIF videos – GIFV. The company says it is reimagining the looping GIF video thanks to the significance it has to Internet culture. It shows a 50MB GIF, which it converted to 3.4MB file in the …

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PopKey Is the GIF Keyboard You’ve Desperately Wanted

Now that you’ve used iOS 8’s new third-party keyboard option to use SwiftKey or other swipe text keyboards (because who wasn’t waiting for that?), please be alert to the fact that there is now an all-GIF keyboard that you can download. Right now. We’ve all been communicating in animated GIFs for some time now. It’s pretty much a new language. …

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Twitter Now Supports Animated GIFs

Twitter announced through its support account today that users can new share and view animated GIFs on Twitter.com, and in its Android and iPhone apps. Here’s proof: Starting today, you can share and view animated GIFs on http://t.co/wJD8Fp317i, Android and iPhone. http://t.co/XBrAbOm4Ya — Twitter Support (@Support) June 18, 2014 Note: It appears that with embeds you have to click the …

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‘House Of Cards’ Season 2: Even More Of Those Cool Cinemagraphs Released

Last month, House of Cards showrunner Beau Willimon told fans that a “slew” of new cinemagraph GIFs for Season 2 were on the way. He shared the first one featuring Kevin Spacey at the time: More eventually made their way to the House of Cards Tumblr. Since then, a bunch more have been added: House of Cards: Season 2 returns …

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‘House Of Cards’ Season 2 Gets More Cinemagraphs

Earlier this month, House of Cards showrunner Beau Willimon told fans that a “slew” of new cinemagraph GIFs for Season 2 were on the way. He shared the first one featuring Kevin Spacey at the time: Since then, more have emerged on the House of Cards Tumblr. Here are the ones they have up so far. Season 2 is set …

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Pinterest, Now with 100% More GIFs

Earlier this week we told you that Pinterest was currently experimenting with GIFs, running a small test with a handful of users. It looks like that test went well, because the social site is now rolling out GIF functionality to all users. “There are already tens of millions of GIF Pins on Pinterest, so you’ve got plenty to choose from. …

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Pinterest Is Currently Testing Playable GIFs

Your Pinterest boards might get a little GIFfy in the near future. The social platform is currently allowing a test batch of users to pin playable GIFs – as confirmed in a statement: “We’re always working on ways to help people discover and save the things they love, which can include animated GIFs. We’ve heard from the community that they’d …

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‘House Of Cards’ Season 2 Gets Promotional Cinemagraphs (Here’s The First One)

On Wednesday, House of Cards showrunner Beau Willimon took to the House of Cards subreddit to tell fans, “We created a slew of cinemagraph GIFS for Season 2 and I wanted to share this one with you first. Just a taste for now, but LOTS MORE to come, so keep your eyes peeled, your ears to the ground, and your …

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Tumblr Now Lets You Make GIFs from Your Webcam

Tumblr has just announced a new feature that should greatly expand the amount of self-focused content that appears on the Tumblr blogs you follow – or at least make the GIF-happy site even more GIF-happy. Starting today, you can make quick GIFs with your webcam. All you have to do is click “take a photo” and hit the “GIF” button. …

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The GIF Turns 26 Years Old On Saturday, Continues To Attract A Lot Of Searches

Saturday, June 15th marks the official 26th birthday of the GIF. Yahoo has pulled together some GIF search stats to celebrate. According to the company, 71% of searches for [gifs] come from men, and [swifts disgusted reaction gif] is amongst the top 10 GIF-related search terms in June. Here’s the story on that. “People want to make their own GIFs,” …

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How Do You Pronounce GIF? Softly, Says Its Creator

What is this? No, I know it’s a panda falling out of a box. But what is the thing called that’s showing the panda falling out of a box? Right, right. It’s an animated GIF (Graphics Interchange Format). Wait, did you say “GIF” as in “Good lord that’s a cute panda” or “GIF” as in “Gee whiz, that’s adorable?” The …

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White House Joins Tumblr, Says There Will Be GIFs

If you’re a Tumblr user, you can now follow the White House. Today they announced their latest foray into the social web. The White House currently has a presence on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Pinterest, YouTube, Soundcloud, Google+. And the President and First Lady also have their own accounts on many of those same networks. Although you’ll probably see a lot …

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Google+ Now Lets You Use Animated GIFs as Your Profile Pic

Google has just unveiled a Google+ update that’s sure to thrill all you GIF lovers out there. Starting today, you can now use an animated GIF as your profile picture. The GIF will animate on profile pages on both mobile and desktop. As of now, the GIFs don’t animate in the stream – so make sure that the still image …

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Google Makes It Easier To Find Animated GIFs

Google announced a new “Animated” search filter in “Search Tools” in Image Search, which will (obviously) allow you to quickly find animated GIFs based on your query. As Google points out, this image format has been around for a long time, so it’s somewhat surprising they’re just now doing this, but better late than never, right? In addition to this …

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Love GIFs? Here’s an Incredible Video on Their History

GIFs now power the internet. Can you even imagine trying to accurately express your emotions or reactions without them? The format is so popular now, that the Oxford American Dictionaries recently named GIF their word of the year. It beat out YOLO, so you know it has to be pretty important. Graphics Interchange Format is 25 years old and still …

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You Did It, Internet: GIF Declared Word of the Year

GIFs: They’re so hot right now. You know them. You love them. They power reddit and Tumblr. They’re the perfect way to express a wide range of emotions and reactions, or simply a quick and easy way to cut to the chase and display the most important parts of any online video. Today, the Oxford American Dictionaries have proclaimed GIF …

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On Election Night, Gloat to Your Political Frenemies with These GIFs

On election night, the chances are pretty high that your Facebook and Twitter streams will be inundated with policial posts. Some of your friends will rejoice, others will be apoplectic. Thus is the nature of bitter political contests. Many users will simply stay off social media in an effort to avoid the political bickering – but if you want to …

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More Famous GIFs Set to Music [VIDEO]

Reddit user Rasta_Pasta had quite a bit of viral success with thier first GIF Sound the Video compilation, which featured some of the internet’s most legendary GIFs set to some hilarious, oftentimes highly inappropriate music. Now, they are back with part two, which features another three and a half minutes of GIFs paired with an expertly chosen soundtrack. This time, …

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Here Are Some Legendary GIFs Set to Music [VIDEO]

This. This is really good. What do you get when you pair some of the internet’s finest GIFs with an appropriate/highly inappropriate soundtrack? You get the subreddit r/gifsound (or YTMND, in some circles). Now, what happens when you take some of the best submissions and string them together in an epic supermix? You get this video courtesy reddit user Rasta_Pasta. …

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Redditors Solve the Olympics’ Empty Seat Problem with the Addition of a Cast of Colorful Characters

If you’ve been watching the 2012 London Olympics, you may have noticed something in the background of the fierce competition and compelling personal stories – the lack of spectators. Some competitions (most notably swimming and gymnastics) have been plagued by an empty seat issue, one that is clearly visible to everyone watching coverage around the globe. Well, some creative redditors …

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Aroldis Chapman Does Somersaults After Securing Cincinnati Reds Win

There’s a little unwritten rule in baseball about not showing up your opponents, so it makes sense that Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker was a little disappointed with his closing flame thrower of a closing pitcher after his antics, but then again, we’re clearly talking about a pitcher who still has a little bit of youth running through his veins, …

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The King Gets His Ring: NBA Finals Gifs

The Miami Heat won their second NBA championship in the franchise’s history, and while that’s a worthy accomplishment, last night was about LeBron James winning his first title as an NBA player. Yes, the King got his ring, and as you’d expect, the Internet absolutely exploded with tons of celebratory content. Chief among them, at least for this article’s purposes, …

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