GIFs

Instagram reenables GIF sharing after GIPHY promises no more racism

A racial slur GIF slipped into GIPHY’s sticker library earlier this month, prompting Instagram and Snapchat to drop their GIPHY integrations. Now Instagram is reactivating after GIPHY confirmed

Gfycat looks to be a hub of content for AR experience development

If all goes well, some GIF creators may start seeing their GIFs show up in augmented reality experiences, based on a new deal that’s happening with Gfycat this morning. Gfycat said it would be w

Kano’s latest gadget: a build-it-yourself camera for custom photo filters and GIFs

After raising $28 million last November to add more firepower to its growth, Kano is unveiling the newest addition to its range of build-it-yourself gadgets that you use to learn to code: a camera. Lo

Google brings its GIF-making Motion Stills app to Android

Google last year introduced an app called Motion Stills that aimed to help iOS users do more with their Live Photos – including being able to crop out blurry frames, stabilize images, and even t

Scientists have inserted a GIF of a horse into living bacteria — did your brain just explode?

In a new study published in Nature, a group of scientists at Harvard have successfully stored a GIF— yes, like a moving meme — into live bacteria (E. coli to be specific). It's a weird idea, but s

Giphy quietly acquired imoji to build out its emoji and sticker business

Last week, GIF-finding platform Giphy revealed a new line of business offering artist-created stickers in Apple’s iMessage app. But what it didn’t announce was that it also made an acqui

Giphy is getting into the sticker business with 12 artist-created iMessage sticker packs

Remember when Emojis were niche? Now, everyone and their mom (literally) uses them. Messaging stickers seem to be in the middle of a similar transition, slowing but surely becoming more regularly use

GIFs in space! NASA makes an official channel on Giphy

In addition to exploring the solar system and performing critical and fascinating research on the Earth itself, NASA produces a lot of cool imagery. And as we all know, GIFs are the best way to enjoy

WhatsApp adds GIF support in iOS app

Amid increased competition from Apple’s iMessage, Snapchat, and Google’s new entry Allo, Facebook-owned WhatsApp has now rolled out support for sharing GIFs in its messaging application on

Gfycat snaps up Mac app GIF Brewery to expand its GIF creation capabilities to the desktop

Gfycat, fresh off its $10 million seed round and debut of its first mobile app for texting and editing its own flavor of GIFs, announced today that it’s acquiring the Mac desktop application GIF

Let your Vines live on forever with this Giphy conversion tool

The death of Vine was perhaps not entirely unexpected, but it's sad nevertheless. Luckily, six-second videos are pretty easy to archive for posterity, and all-purpose GIF platform Giphy wants you to d

Gfycat brings its higher quality GIFs and DIY creation tools to iMessage

Gfycat, the startup that recently raised a whopping $10 million for its user-generated content platform that lets you creating silent, looping animations and videos, has now launched its first mobile

GifCities is a search engine for classic GIFs

GIFs may be hot today and some people may even think that they are a relatively new thing on the internet. If you’re an internet users of a certain age, though, chances are you were already usi

Messaging app Telegram adds selfie masks, DIY GIFs

With what looks to be an eye on Snapchat's selfie-loving fanbase, messaging platform Telegram has beefed up its in-app photo editor in what it dubs an "entertainment-heavy update" -- including an opti

Gfycat raises $10 million to help creatives fire up the memes

A startup called Gfycat (which is pronounced “Jiffy Cat”) has raised a mammoth $10 million seed round to turn its already popular user-generated content platform into a revenue generating concern.

Latest Olympics media rules nix GIFs, Vines and streaming apps

The Olympics Committee has always been restrictive in who can use what footage and when, but a couple of new rules introduced for the 2016 games take things even further. The official social media gui

Gifs.com launches a new tool to augment your animated gifs

The team who brought you gifyoutube.com is back. Having been part of gifs.com for a while, their new tool still lets you convert many video formats into gifs but adds a host of functions to your g

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 s

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

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
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