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How to Use Twitter’s Built-in Camera to Create and Share GIFs
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(Pocket-lint) – Twitter gives you an easy way to create your own GIFs.
It updated its mobile app to include a built-in GIF capture feature. All you have to do is compose a tweet, access the in-app camera, then switch to GIF mode. You can see a demo in the tweet where Twitter announced the feature, but Pocket-lint has also summarized the steps below and also tried to answer some questions you might have about its availability and more.
Ok, GIFs aren’t new, but what’s *new* is the ability to capture your own using the in-app camera on iOS. pic.twitter.com/3Hl6q78e6s
– Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) March 22, 2022
How to create a GIF with Twitter
Currently, you can only create a GIF by recording it yourself with your phone’s camera. Follow the steps below to create a GIF with Twitter.
- On the latest version of the Twitter app.
- Tap to create a new tweet.
- Select the Camera icon.
- Choose the GIF option.
- Save to create your GIF.
How to Share a GIF on Twitter
Once you’ve created a GIF using the steps above, the GIF will be attached to your full-size tweet. Just click on tweet to post it and share it with your followers.
Who can create GIFs with Twitter?
Twitter’s GIF maker feature is only available for iOS users, with no word yet on whether it’s coming to Android users.
Want to know more?
Consult the Twitter support page for GIFs for more details on how GIFs generally work on the social media platform.
Written by Maggie Tillman.