Twitter now lets you capture and share your own GIFs using the in-app camera on iOS: How to use it

capture your own GIFs using the in-app camera on iOS. Here's a step-by-step guide that will you create and share GIFs on Twitter using your iOS Camera

Twitter iOS GIFs

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;


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.
All iOS users can now see and listen to the clips on their timelines, while Android and web users will get access soon. The company said it also plans to roll out the clipping functionality to all users in the future, not just hosts.

However, This feature is currently only available on iOS. Twitter spokesperson Stephanie Cortez stated that on whether the feature will come to Android, Twitter will collect feedback to report future updates. However, there is no information on whether or when this will happen for sure. “When you want to keep up with Tweets but don’t want to be overwhelmed with notification after notification after notification after...On Android, “Tweets from people you follow” push alerts will now be silent by default. You can turn the alert sounds on in your device settings,” it wrote.

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