And if you’re a frequent Twitter user, the company is making it easier to create and share those clips. It has updated its iOS app to include a built-in GIF capture feature. All you have to do is open the camera module and swipe over to the GIF mode to record one of your own clips. You can see the feature in action in the tweet where Twitter announced its availability. At the moment, the feature is only available on iOS. When Engadget reached out to Twitter to ask about the GIF functionality making its way to Android, the company told us feedback it gathered from iOS users would “inform future updates.”
The modest GIF may have been created in 1987, but it has never been more popular in many ways. Many of us use GIFs to share memorable snippets from TV shows, movies, and news stories, whether we pronounce the acronym with a soft g, as its creator does, or with a hard g, as most people do.
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