Twitter Gets GIF Support in Keyboard


The prevalence of GIFs on the SNS is unrivaled. Twitter reports that individuals shared more than 100 million GIFs in tweets and direct messages in 2015.

One of the more outstanding components of Android 7.1 is the capacity for keyboard apps to straightforwardly embed GIFs into an application. Notwithstanding, both the keyboard app and target application must be upgraded to deal with the new usefulness. Gratefully, Twitter has now done as such with form 6.33.0-beta.556.

To utilize this component, you will require a good latest keyboard application (like Gboard), a gadget running Android 7.1 or later, and the most recent Twitter beta version. When you have all that, embeddings GIFs ought to come up as a choice on the console.

The new component gives clients a chance to inquiry its list of vivified GIFs utilizing terms, for example, “head slamming work area” and after that effectively share them. It has likewise discharged a video sharing apparatus for direct messages.

The library, which is searchable by watchwords, classes or responses, will be accessible around the globe on iOS, Android and online over the coming weeks.


The GIF catch sits inside the keyboard apps and connections to a library of GIFs. It’s like the GIF keyboard app as of late added to Facebook and Tinder, and offers clients anything from “the ideal feline yawn” to “mic drop.”

Over the “coming weeks,” the organization says it will reveal another GIF inserting button feature for both its iOS and Android applications, and on

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