Twitter for Desktop is now supporting GIF files that can go up to 15MB in size. Twitter GIF file size was previously of 5MB.
The mobile Twitter apps did not receive the update as of yet, and it is uncertain if Twitter plans on implementing it anytime soon. The decision for Twitter GIF file size for mobile to remain at 5MB has been made in regards to the size of mobile data plans.
Back to Desktop, the change is being received with much gusto by a significant portion of the hot side of the Twittersphere. Soon after the announcement the micro-blogging platform was flooded with high-definition reaction GIFs and with GIFs as lengthy as music videos.
Complaints soon arose, however, as they often on do the Internet, when many Twitter users were shocked to find out that the file size limits for photos and images were still capped at 5MB.
Twitter GIF posting became the official thing in 2014, after developers of the micro-blogging site noticed increasing amount of complaint in regards to its users having to click the links for the popular reaction gifs instead of viewing them in their Twitter browsers.
GIFs had always been part of Internet culture, but most of their present popularity is owed to one of Twitter’s rival micro-blogging sites, Tumblr.
Other websites such as Reddit and Imgur have brought GIFs to a whole new level, as their user base passionately somehow tapped into the secrets of encoding and created several high quality 60 fps animations.
Twitter GIF, now with 200% more GIF
Back to Twitter, starting February 2016, the company saddled up with Riffsy and Giffy. Facebook Messenger had partnered with Giffy before 2016 and Twitter decided not to live in the GIF dark ages any longer.
The Twitter GIF line of features is currently one of the most performant as animations in tweets are coded to load in the background over Wi-Fi. Searching for GIFs on Twitter is one of the most accessible ways to search for GIFs, as their keyword variation will surprise most.
With some of the user-base clamoring on about larger image files or how unjust it is for mobile users to not be able to upload GIFs larger than 5MB, the desktop community is faced with a far greater dilemma: what will their first 15MB Twitter GIF be?
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