Twitter has rolled a feature that allows you to make GIFs right from the in-app camera on iOS.
The new feature could be beneficial for sharing brief bits to your timeline without having to submit a whole video. According to The Verge, it is unknown whether or not the feature will be available on Android.
It’s simple to make a GIF. Hit the new tweet button in the iOS app, then tap the photo icon, then the camera icon, make sure GIF mode is selected, and push and hold the record button.
After you’ve recorded your short GIF, you have the option of looping it front to back or making it play like an Instagram boomerang, with forward and reverse playback. Unless you want to make a GIF that lasts longer than two seconds, the world is your oyster.
The GIF is automatically saved to your camera roll as a GIF in your pictures folder once you’ve finished making it – it’s not a movie. It’s a GIF, after all.