Yesterday, Twitter Inc. introduced a GIF search on its platform.
According to Twitter Inc., Last year, people on Twitter shared over 100 million GIFs expressing everything from their mood, to their favorite dance move from a music video, to their pranks and much more. Now, sharing GIFs in Tweets and Direct Messages is even easier with the new GIF search.
Whenever you’re composing a Tweet or Direct Message, you can search and browse the GIF library. So if you’re looking for the perfect dance move to express exactly how you feel or that prank you liked most, just click on the new GIF button.
— Twitter (@twitter) February 17, 2016
Starting from yesterday, GIF search will be rolling out to everyone around the world on iOS, Android, and twitter.com.
The Twitter GIF search includes all the GIFs you know and love, politeness of their partners at GIPHY and Riffsy.
“GIPHY delivers real-time GIFs as they happen, helping to power Twitter’s live commentary and conversation,” says Alex Chung, founder and CEO of GIPHY. “GIPHY’s users are creating GIFs for news, entertainment, sports, and expression that can enrich Tweets. We’re excited to work with Twitter to make sharing these GIFs even easier.”
“So much can be expressed with GIFs, and the key is to find just the right one in the moment that quickly and efficiently expresses your emotions,” says David McIntosh, CEO and co-founder of Riffsy. “We’re excited to explore this partnership with Twitter and watch Twitter users discover and share their favorite GIFs in their daily lives.”