Twitter Adds Function That Turns iOS Live Photos Into GIFs

With the simple tap of a GIF button.

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Twitter recently announced a new way for iPhone and iPad users to utilize Apple‘s Live Photos feature. Live Photos are photos with an extended 1.5 seconds of video recorded before and after the photo is taken. Now, when users upload a Live Photo to Twitter, they will be given the option to easily convert the moving image into a GIF.

To use the new feature, simply upload a Live Photo into a Tweet. Twitter will recognize that the photo is Live and will offer up a GIF button. Once tapped, the GIF button will ready the file for upload by instantly turning it into a GIF.

It’s currently difficult to use Live Photos outside of Apple’s product ecosystem, so Twitter’s new feature comes as an addition to those hoping to turn their moving images into sharable GIFs. Mashable notes that it’s important to review Live Photos before uploading them to Twitter, as it is common to take a Live Photo without even realizing the feature is turned on, leaving plenty of room for mishaps to occur.

In addition to easy GIF creation, Twitter has also announced that it will now preserve the JPEG image quality for all uploaded photos, meaning no more blurry image uploads.

Elsewhere in GIF news, GIPHY has just launched a new video platform for GIFs with sound.

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