GIFs

  • Riffsy’s David McIntosh On Why GIFs Are A Language

    Riffsy CEO David McIntosh doesn’t think GIFs are a novelty — he thinks they’re the harbinger of a new form of communicating emotion over the Internet. “The beauty of GIFs is if someone texts you ‘what’s up,’ you might send back ‘hey, I’m ok’ and people might think something’s wrong,” McIntosh says. “Or you can… Read More

  • Tinder Makes Messaging More Fun With GIFs & Bigger Emoji, Finally Lets You Upload Photos Directly

    Tinder Makes Messaging More Fun With GIFs & Bigger Emoji, Finally Lets You Upload Photos Directly

    Tinder users will now have better chatting tools, thanks to an upgraded messaging experience in the mobile dating app. Amid a flurry of changes that began rolling out last night to the iOS application, and soon Android, Tinder added support for sending your matches GIFs. It also upgraded the size of emoji in chat and also now lets you “like” the individual messages you received from… Read More

  • Apple’s iPhone Live Photos Now Work On Tumblr

    Apple’s iPhone Live Photos Now Work On Tumblr

    If you’re a Tumblr user who happens to have an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus, today is your lucky day. The Tumblr team dropped an update that includes support for both 3D Touch and Live Photo. The Live Photo bit is super interesting because Tumblr is a place where GIFs and animated images tend to get shared and re-shared at pretty rapid rates. The best part is that you can view them even if… Read More

  • Tumblr Launches A “GIF Maker” For Mobile, Promises More Tools For Creative Expression To Come

    Tumblr Launches A “GIF Maker” For Mobile, Promises More Tools For Creative Expression To Come

    Tumblr today is launching a new tool that will capitalize on its community’s love for both creating and sharing GIFs with the debut of a mobile-only “GIF Maker.” The tool, which lets you quickly turn your iPhone videos or burst photos into GIFs, will not be a standalone application, but will rather become a core feature of the main Tumblr mobile app. Read More

  • VSCO Takes On Instagram’s Boomerang With Its New GIF Creation App DSCO

    VSCO Takes On Instagram’s Boomerang With Its New GIF Creation App DSCO

    VSCO, one of the few apps to give Facebook’s Instagram solid competition with a photo editing application aimed at more serious mobile photographers, is today releasing its next new creation. DSCO, as the just-launched spin-off is called, takes advantage of VSCO’s imaging technology to allow users to create short, looping GIF images which can be shared to VSCO’s user… Read More

  • Giphy Expands Beyond Messenger With Its New GIF-Sharing App

    Giphy Expands Beyond Messenger With Its New GIF-Sharing App

    Giphy, the popular resource for finding and sharing GIFs, has rolled out a significant upgrade to its flagship mobile application today, which sees the app rebranded from an add-on utility for Facebook Messenger users, to a fully-featured, standalone app for finding and sharing GIFs across a number of channels, including social networks, text messages, Messenger, email and more. Read More

  • NFL, NCAA And UFC Go After Deadspin And SBNation Over Tweeted Vines And GIFs

    NFL, NCAA And UFC Go After Deadspin And SBNation Over Tweeted Vines And GIFs

    Is it #GIFAGEDDON? One of my favorite ways to consume the best parts of sportsball is in animated GIFs and 6-second Vines. I only want to see that big block or that sweet catch, not the crap before and after it. The NFL seems to agree and probably wants to be the only place you can get those GIFs or Vines, because according to numerous reports, the Twitter accounts of two prominent sports… Read More

  • Google’s iOS App Now Lets You Tap And Play GIFs

    Google’s iOS App Now Lets You Tap And Play GIFs

    It’s the small things that matter, but instead of tapping an image you’ve found via search and hoping that it loads up like a GIF should on mobile web, you can now view GIFs within Google’s official iOS app. Sadly, the animated GIFs don’t automatically load and play like this extension makes them do on the desktop. Additionally, this update lets you add a photo or… Read More

  • Automatically Animate GIFs In Your Google Image Search Results

    Automatically Animate GIFs In Your Google Image Search Results

    Even though I’m a huge Giphy fan, I still use Google Image Search a lot to find fun imagery…especially animated GIFs. The problem with using Google Search for this is that the results aren’t animated. Static as the day is long. Womp Womp. Read More

  • Flyr Wants To GIFify All Your Event Invites

    Flyr Wants To GIFify All Your Event Invites

    Apps don’t come much more simple than this: Flyr is an event invite creator for iOS that lets you slap a couple of captions atop an animated GIF so you can fire off a zeitgeisty birthday/drinks/pool party invite to your buddies on WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook et al. with minimal effort. Read More

  • PopKey Rehauls Its App To Focus On Discovering And Sharing GIFs

    PopKey Rehauls Its App To Focus On Discovering And Sharing GIFs

    Remember the sticker albums that were massively popular during the 80s and 90s? PopKey is creating a new version for the smartphone era with the launch of its redesigned mobile app for GIFs. Previously a simple companion to PopKey’s GIF keyboard, the new app now lets users discover, save, and share GIFs directly to their social media accounts, email, and messaging apps. Read More

  • Formerly Known As Bolt, Charge Messenger Raises $1.7M Seed Round And Launches Web Client

    Formerly Known As Bolt, Charge Messenger Raises $1.7M Seed Round And Launches Web Client

    With messaging apps like WhatsApp, Line, and Viber fighting for growth around the world, is there room for smaller, newer players? Charge Messenger thinks so and to prove that point, it just announced $1.7 million in seed funding and a new web client that lets users sync chats on their iOS and Android devices to desktop. Read More

  • GIF Keyboard Maker Riffsy Raises $10M Series A

    GIF Keyboard Maker Riffsy Raises $10M Series A

    GIF keyboard maker Riffsy has raised a $10 million Series A to make sure you never have to communicate using only boring sentences and emojis again. The round was led by Menlo Ventures with participation from returning investor Redpoint Ventures, as well as Cowboy Ventures and Signia Venture Partners. Read More

  • Disney Now Has Its Own GIF App And iOS 8 Keyboard

    Disney Now Has Its Own GIF App And iOS 8 Keyboard

    Disney has now somewhat belatedly joined the ranks of the numerous app publishers offering their own custom keyboards for iOS 8 users with the launch of an iOS application called Disney Gif. The new app is a mobile keyboard extension that lets you share Disney and Pixar-themed GIFs via text messaging as well as email and social networks. At launch, the app includes over 200 GIFs, the… Read More

  • Tumblr Launches “Tumblr TV,” A GIF Search Engine With A Full-Screen Viewing Mode

    Tumblr Launches “Tumblr TV,” A GIF Search Engine With A Full-Screen Viewing Mode

    Following the rollout of Tumblr’s GIF search engine earlier this month, the blogging platform is today launching another new feature aimed at helping users discover and share GIFs: Tumblr TV. The addition is a combination of a search and viewing feature for GIFs, which helps you find the animated images housed on Tumblr and then view them in a full-screen mode. The “TV” part… Read More

  • Twitter Now Autoplays Video And GIFs

    Twitter Now Autoplays Video And GIFs

    Twitter has introduced auto-playing video and animated GIFs to its official timelines in both the iOS application and on the web, with support for the feature coming to the Android app soon. The feature means that you’ll see native video uploaded directly to Twitter, Vines and GIFs uploaded to the service playback instantly as you scroll – similar to how video works on… Read More

  • Tumblr Debuts Its Own GIF Search Engine

    Tumblr Debuts Its Own GIF Search Engine

    Tumblr this morning is rolling out a new feature designed to take advantage of the extensive collection of GIFs hosted on its service: a GIF search engine. The news follows that of Facebook’s decision to officially support the animated file format on users’ Timelines, announced last week. With Tumblr’s implementation, web users will now be able to more easily locate GIFs… Read More

  • Trio Lets You Mash Up Your Own Media With GIFs, Vines, Music And More

    Trio Lets You Mash Up Your Own Media With GIFs, Vines, Music And More

    If you spend entirely too much time creating, searching for and sharing the best GIFs and Vines with your friends, then you might get a kick out of a new mobile application called Trio. The app allows you to mash up media in order to create unique “remixes” that combine photos, videos, GIFs and music pulled from a variety of public sources, as well as from your own Camera Roll. Read More

  • Blippy Returns With A Brand-New GIF Keyboard For iOS 8

    Blippy Returns With A Brand-New GIF Keyboard For iOS 8

    Ready for another GIF keyboard for iOS 8? Blippy has returned today with a new app that lets you create, save and discover new GIFs to use when messaging with your friends on your iPhone. The app serves to replace the earlier, also GIF-focused, Blippy iOS app, that was pulled from the App Store back in September. Those with long Internet memories may remember the name Blippy as being… Read More

  • Kanvas Debuts An iOS Keyboard That Lets You Send Decorated Photos, Stickers And GIFs…Or Even Just Text

    Kanvas Debuts An iOS Keyboard That Lets You Send Decorated Photos, Stickers And GIFs…Or Even Just Text

    Kanvas, a photo-editing app that lets users add text, stickers, drawings and music to images as well as stitch together photos, GIFs and videos, is now bringing its set of creative tools to a new application for iOS users: Kanvas Keyboard. As you may guess by its name, the new app is an iOS 8-compatible keyboard app that lets you quickly add text to your photos or colored backgrounds, draw… Read More