Twitter Now Supports GIFs
— Twitter Support (@Support) June 18, 2014
Hey Tumblr lovers! Twitter announced yesterday that they now support GIFs on the iPhone, Android and Twitter.com. GIFs are a series of images animated together to create a looping animation, invented in 1987.
If you are a Silicon Valley fan (If you aren’t, you should be) on HBO, you know that compression is very important. When you post a GIF, Twitter will convert it into a soundless MP4, which helps with load times.
Facebook does not support GIFs, but they do support video that will play in Newsfeed automatically, a relatively new feature. Instagram also supports video.