In a new perk for iOS Twitter users, the social media platform has allowed Apple devices to shoot a GIF and post it, right from the in-built camera.
On Tuesday, Twitter added an all-new feature, allowing users to make GIFs right from the in-app camera on iOS. The new feature could be a useful way to share short clips to your timeline without having to upload a full video. “Ok GIFs aren’t new but what *is new* is the option to capture your own using the in-app camera on iOS,” the company said in a statement.
To make the GIF, hit the new tweet button, tap the photo icon, then the camera icon, make sure it’s on the GIF mode, and press and hold the record button to start shooting. But as of now, if you right-click the GIF, Twitter only shows the option to “Copy Gif Address” — there’s no option to save a GIF to your computer or phone.
Currently only available to iOS users, when asked if the feature will be coming to Android, Twitter spokesperson Stephanie Cortez said Twitter will be “gathering feedback to inform future updates,” but did not provide a timeline as to if or when that might happen.