Twitter adds GIF search, lets you record and share videos in DM via mobile apps

Twitter has added a couple of important features to its mobile apps and desktop website. The micro blogging site is rolling out the ability to search for GIFs on iOS, Android and

Twitter logoTwitter said that the GIF search is a result of partnership between GIPHY and Riffsy. Users can search and browse the GIF library at the time of composing a Tweet or Direct Message. You can search by keyword, or browse categories and after selection, the GIF will appear within the tweet. The feature works similar to the GIF button in Facebook Messenger. Currently, the GIF search feature is limited to Twitters desktop website and mobile apps and has not expanded to third party apps like Tweetbot.  Twitter said that its users shared over 100 million GIFs last year. The company said that GIF search roll out has started and will reach all users globally over the coming weeks.

In addition to GIF search, Twitter is also adding the ability for its users on iOS and Android to capture & share videos in your Direct Messages. Prior to this update, users could only share photos via DM, hence this is a welcome move by Twitter. Last year in August, it enabled users to send messages of up to 10,000 characters. The feature is rolling out on Android and iOS while you can only watch the videos via the Web client. The latest addition of new features is coming to Twitter as the micro blogging site is striving to increase its users base. The company’s 320 million user base was at stand still in Q4, 2015.

Author: Sneha Bokil

Sneha Bokil is a tech enthusiast and is currently using OnePlus 3T but she still treasures her Nokia N70 (M). You can follow her on Twitter @snehabokil and on Google+