Twitter appears to be the one social media platform that is always improving. There’s always something going on. Normally, users look for people and posts, but GIFs have recently taken over. For those who are unfamiliar with GIFs, these are short video clips that go back and forth without sound. It can be about anything and is frequently used to demonstrate someone’s emotion. But how can you share a GIF on Twitter? Twitter has a separate area for GIFs that you can easily share.
However, if you have something unique or anything that isn’t available on the app/site, you can also post your own GIFs. You may already be aware that Twitter only allows you to post 280 characters simultaneously, but the service is ideal for sharing GIFs. However, there are occasions when you cannot find the appropriate GIF for the scenario, and we are here to help you. This guide will show you how to upload GIFs to Twitter.
Why do people use animated GIFs?
There is no compelling reason or requirement for Twitter users to use GIFs. It’s all for fun! Nobody is uncool for not using GIFS, nor is it a unique thing. It’s simply another way to spice up the subject on which you’re commenting. You know how they say a picture is worth a thousand words? It’s the same logic but better. Look no further if you’re tired of people talking crap about your post or fully disagree with someone’s argument regarding who the better-looking Jonas Brother is. Just one GIF of Joe Jonas rolling his eyes is enough to communicate the point. There is no need for a lengthy paragraph. You could also experiment with GIFs and let the clips speak for you – no more worrying about the character limit.
How Do You Post a GIF on Twitter?
Posting a GIF on Twitter is straightforward, and you can attach a GIF to a tweet as well. Here are the two methods for tweeting a GIF:
Use the GIF Tab
This is a simple way whether you’re using the website or the app.
- Click the GIF icon in the Compose Box.
- Enter a word related to the tweet or scroll through your options.
- When you find one you like, simply click on it. The GIF is linked to your tweet and shown at the bottom.
Keep in mind that you can only use one GIF per tweet.
Use a GIPHY Link
If you wish to use something you saw on the GIPHY website, follow these steps:
- Copy the GIPHY URL after opening the GIF.
- Copy and paste this link at the end of your tweet.
- The URL is now shown as the GIF.
Can You Create Your Own Gifs?
You can create your own GIFs if you want to personalize them or have an idea that GIF creators haven’t yet used. GIPHY and other third-party websites can convert videos to GIF format. There are simple guides available on the internet. You can select the approach based on the video’s source. Feel free to tweak the videos by adding subtitles, jokes, or other adjustments to improve the final GIF! After you’ve finished your masterpiece, simply upload it to Twitter!
How Do You Upload a Custom GIF on Twitter?
You can also upload GIFs from your phone or PC if you have downloaded GIFs. GIFs can also be uploaded straight to Twitter using the GIPHY website and app’s sharing options.
Uploading a Downloaded File
Check that the file you intend to use is in GIF format.
- Log in to Twitter and click the Compose box.
- Click the Picture icon and navigate to the GIF you want to share.
- Wait for the GIF to upload after selecting it.
- When you click Post or Post, the GIF should appear at the bottom of the tweet.
Try again if the GIF does not load.
Uploading a GIF From GIPHY
You can tweet GIFs you see on GIPHY without visiting the Twitter website. The procedure is the same for both the app and the website:
- Log in to your Twitter account on either your laptop’s browser or the Twitter app on your phone.
- Open the GIF you liked on GIPHY by clicking on it.
- Navigate to the Share menu. It’s on the right side of the website page and at the bottom of the app’s GIFs.
- Choose Twitter.
- Enter a caption of your choosing and press the Tweet or Post button.
GIFs can be shared indefinitely!
Commonly Asked Questions
How can I share high-quality GIFs on Twitter?
Twitter recently disrupted the quality of photos and GIFs uploaded to the website. Fortunately, a recent update allows you to post high-quality GIFs. Twitter now allows you to upload high-quality images and GIFs through mobile data or wifi. To adjust your Twitter settings, go to settings and privacy. You can then navigate to Data Usage and High-quality image to make the necessary modifications.
Why can’t I upload GIFs to Twitter?
Twitter has a file size restriction that allows you to upload pictures and GIFs up to 3 MB in size. This might be the reason you’re unable to post your GIF. Furthermore, these files should only be in JPEG, PNG, or GIF format; others are not accepted. Remember that you can only post one GIF per tweet; thus, attempting to upload more than one will result in an error.
Including GIFs in your tweets and comments is a fun way to spice things up. It is simple for everyone to add and upload GIFs to Twitter. You can include the GIPHY link or use Twitter’s option to include existing GIFs in your tweet. You can also make your own GIF if you like. If you haven’t tried GIFs yet, you should do so!