How many of you have seen animated GIFs on Google+ and Tumblr?
While animated GIFs aren’t new, (they’ve been around since the 90s), many social networks are starting to allow them to be shared.
Recently, Twitter added support for animated GIFS like Google+ and Tumblr.
Here’s an example:
Starting today, you can share and view animated GIFs on http://t.co/wJD8Fp317i, Android and iPhone. http://t.co/XBrAbOm4Ya
<— Twitter Support (@Support) June 18, 2014
Note: According to TechCrunch, Twitter is converting animated GIFs.
This is great news if you are a Twitter user.
Now you can now include others types of media in your tweets besides just text.
Here are some examples:
- Twitter cards
- Animated GIFs
By incorporating animated GIFs into your messages, you can make them more engaging for your audience and help get across a point better.
For example, instead of including a written tutorial, you can simply link off to an animated GIF!
So how do you create your own animated GIFs?
To help you learn how to create your own animated GIFs, I put together my favorite animated GIF tools.
10 Animated GIF tools
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