Twitter Brings Tweets To Life Through The New Support Of Animated GIFs

Twitter may start looking a lot more like Tumblr soon thanks to the new support of animated GIF files. Across the web, Android & iOS platforms users will be able to view their favorite GIF images in full motion.

This is a tad surprising since Twitter also owns Vine, the 6-second video social network. While a 6-second video is different than an animated GIF, the length is similar and may replace Vines in some cases.

Of course this will open up a whole new world for marketers. Whether you have a new product, a how-to or demonstration, you can quickly get your point across with an animated image. Brands will be able to use marketing GIFs on other supporting networks like Google+, Pinterest and, of course, Tumblr.

Related Topics: Channel: Social Media Marketing | Twitter | Twitter: User Interface

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About The Author: is the Director of Marketing for Cypress North, a company that specializes in social media and search marketing services and web-based application development. He has been in the Internet marketing industry for 6+ years and specializes in Social Media Marketing. You can also find Greg on Twitter (@gregfinn) or LinkedIn.

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  • http://www.ChefLeeZ.com/ Chef LeeZ

    Wonderful .. Gifs are far more interesting than single frame photos and can send a far more detailed message.

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