Twitter continues to be the picture of progress by now supporting online and mobile animated GIFS on the social platform for its website, iPhone, and Android users. The company shared the news in a tweet that included a peek at how the playful images would appear by playing on the ongoing debate about the proper pronunciation of the term “GIF.” TechCrunch.com featured details on the debut that should help Twitter perk up its progressive image.
Twitter is also rolling out GIF support to its API to enable third-party digital developers to add similar support to their individual applications. The popularity of GIFS has led many social media networks to support these animated images, yet Twitter and Facebook had opted to not to include them. While Facebook continues to remain static on its stance for fear of making its feeds too frenzied, Twitter has moved on and decided to support animated GIFS on its online and mobile sites to put smiles on followers’ faces.
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Written by Michael Del Gigante