Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Twitter just made it a whole lot easier to find brilliant cat GIFs

gif.jpg

Twitter is pulling out all the stops in its efforts to stimulate some much needed growth

Following the launch of Moments and a new Timeline, the social media network has just releasedseriously cool new tool: GIF search.

Set to roll out across iOS, Android and Twitter.com in coming weeks, the GIF search function will be immediately familiar to anyone who's used a similar tool on apps such as Tinder

The new tool searches the vast bank of GIFs stored on GIPHY and Riffsy: pop in a search term like "hungry" or "cats" and you'll be presented with a series of results tagged with such a phrase.

Here's how to grab a GIF on Android or iOS devices:

  • Head to Compose Tweet
  • Tap the GIF button (the little one that says GIF between the Photo and Poll buttons - if it's not there, you might need to update the app)
  • Type in a search term or tag for the sort of GIF you're looking for. Cats are so hot right now
  • Select your GIF from the results
  • Hit the image and it'll pop full screen. You can then tap to tweet.

Note that GIFs can't be attached to tweets that already have images attached. You can use the above process for Direct Messages as well. 

There you have it. You can now sit back and watch your feed fill with funny shorts of cats acting like jerks and American TV references you don't really understand. 

Related

1.JPG

Even Pizza Hut is trolling Kanye West now

jed.jpg

The Internet response to Jeb Bush's 'America' gun pic was brilliant

kanye1.jpg

Is someone writing Kanye's tweets for him?

Comments

More

Now you can turn your iPhone into a retro mac

For the man who has everything

by Tom Mendelsohn
21 Apr 2017

Watch the brilliant launch trailer for the Rick and Morty VR game

This is awesome

by Matt Tate
20 Apr 2017

You'll soon be able to 'unsend' WhatsApp messages

No more text regret

by Emily Reynolds
20 Apr 2017

The best turntables of 2017

How the tables have turned

by David Cornish
20 Apr 2017

Nintendo reportedly planning to release a SNES mini this year

Inevitable, but obviously awesome

19 Apr 2017

You can now play vintage Macintosh games in your browser

Space Invaders, anyone?

by Emily Reynolds
19 Apr 2017

NBA Playgrounds is basically NBA Jam and it looks amazing

Can't wait for this one

by Matt Tate
13 Apr 2017

Official Rick and Morty VR game launches next week

4/20, because of course

by Matt Tate
13 Apr 2017

This blob could mean the end of plastic water bottles

A little piece of genius which could help save our environment

by Ryan Young
13 Apr 2017

Tickle Me Elmo without fur is absolutely harrowing

Pure nightmare fuel

by Gary Ogden
13 Apr 2017