GIFs

  • 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