Animated gifs have come a long way since their annoyingly sparkly presence on Myspace. Seriously, every profile you went on had either flames or a sparkling horse/wand/unicorn. It’s one of the reasons Facebook have refused to support Gifs on their website.
But the gifs we’re more likely to see won’t be little emoticons next to our name (hopefully). They’ll be a bit richer than that. Take a look at the gif Twitter Support uploaded to announce the development.
— Twitter Support (@Support) June 18, 2014
I’m thinking that this move by Twitter is a move to make their website more Vine like. Although Twitter do own Vine and it is a very popular website, Vine is for Videos, not Gifs.
The users they’ll be trying to attract will be from Tumblr. Tumblr is well known for people posting and discussing various gifs. In fact, Mashable recently featured the best blogs that offer up Gifs on the platform.
What do you think of Twitter’s new move?
Blog Post by: Greg McVey