Twitter users can now record GIFs from the iOS app`s camera
Micro-blogging site Twitter has added a new feature that makes it easier for users to create and share their own GIFs right from the in-app camera on iOS. This new feature can be a handy way let users capture short clips and share them on their timeline as GIFs.
Twitter shared this new feature via a tweet on its support page and also posted a GIF showing all these steps;
Ok GIFs aren’t new but what *is new* is the option to capture your own using the in-app camera on iOS. pic.twitter.com/3Hl6q78e6s— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) March 22, 2022
But like most GIFs found in tweets, there doesn't seem to be a way to easily share them off-platform. If you right-click on the GIF, the app only shows the “Copy GIF Address” option. So there is no option to save any GIF to your computer or smartphone.
How to create and share GIFs on Twitter using the in-app camera on iOS?
Here is a step-by-step guide that how to create and share GIFs on Twitter using your iPhone's camera;
- Step 1: Update your Twitter iOS app to the latest version.
- Step 2: To record a GIF in the iOS app, hit the new tweet button, tap the photo icon, then the camera icon, make sure to be on the GIF mode, and press and hold the record button.
- Step 3: GIFs can’t be edited in the Twitter app but they are saved to your phone’s camera roll.
- Step 4: Now start to Create your GIFs.
- Step 5: Select hosts on iOS are now able to clip 30 seconds of audio from recorded Spaces to share them with others on Twitter.