It’s been a big week for Imgur, the popular social image sharing service. The company finally launched its first mobile app over a year after hinting that apps were on the way (don’t worry, iOS is on the way), and now, they’ve launched a new Meme Generator.
Imgur notes that memes are frequently created elsewhere on the Internet, then uploaded to Imgur. It only makes sense to cut out the middle man.
“Our community has been asking for an Imgur meme generator for a long time, so we hope they’re as excited about this new meme generator as we are to deliver it to them,” says CEO and Founder Alan Schaaf. “It just makes sense that as more content is hosted and shared on Imgur, we continue to hand over content creation tools to our community. We can’t wait to see what they come up with.”
“A popular meme creation tool was recently banned from Reddit over vote manipulation charges, which escalated the Imgur community’s clamor for the company to release a tool of their own,” Imgur says in its announcement. “Little did the Imgurians know that the company had Meme Generator in the works. In fact, the tool itself had long been finished, and was merely awaiting integration into the larger site. Even amidst its mobile app launch, the Imgur team launched into action over the weekend, pulling an all-nighter Sunday in order to pull it all together.”
Read our interview with Schaaf from earlier this week here.