Guideline on How to Tweet a GIF on Twitter – Details

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Guideline on How to Tweet a GIF on Twitter  –  Here in this write up is how to tweet a GIF on twitter and why it is essential to share these GIF on tweets, GIFs can tell stories better than standard images, GIFs help users express their emotions and reactions more accurately, GIFs grab users’ attention instantly, meaning that your tweets will stand out better and attract more interaction.Guideline on How to Tweet a GIF on Twitter

Twitter’s GIF sharing feature are obtainable in both on Twitter via a web browser and the Twitter mobile apps. The following images show GIF sharing on the app, but you can follow the exact same steps on the web.

Create a New Tweet and Press the ‘GIF’ Button

  • Click the tweet composer button (marked by a quill/paper icon on the app and a Tweet button on the web)
  • look for the little GIF icon between the photo/video camera icon and the poll icon.
  • Then click it.

Guideline on How to Tweet a GIF on Twitter – Details

You can then check through the category by via browsing. Here, new tab will displays in the tweet composer displaying a grid of labeled GIFs. These are categories that you can browse through to find the perfect GIF that matches exactly what you’re trying to communicate.

Click on the category of your choice to see the GIFs contained in them. All of them animate right before your eyes, so you don’t have to tap or click one to preview it first.

Make use of the Search Function to Find a Specific GIF

You can on the other hand make a specific search by typing in the keyword in the search field if you cant find GIF by browsing through the categories.

For instance, if you type “kittens” into the field and hit search, all the GIFs that have been tagged with that keyword will be shown in your results. You can then scroll through them and select the cute kitten GIF that you want to include in your tweet.

To choose your GIF of choice, click on the GIF you want to use and it will automatically be inserted into your tweet. Here,  adding a GIF won’t affect your tweet character limit and you can always hit the X in the top right corner of the GIF to delete it if you change your mind.

Add an optional caption by typing it in above the GIF and you’re ready to tweet it out to your followers! Once it’s been tweeted, it will show up inline on your profile feed and in the home feed of users who follow you to see your tweets.

It would be great if Twitter brought some extra features that allowed users to favorite certain GIFs so you could easily find favorite GIFs or save them to use for later. You can do this with a regular user account on Giphy, but so far this hasn’t been integrated with Twitter and there’s no telling whether it will be added at any point in the future.

You also can’t insert more than one GIF per tweet using the GIF function. Although Twitter allows you to include up to four regular images in one tweet by using the image function which is limited.


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