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Twitter’s new trick: serving up funny GIFs

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Rock out with your taco out.
Rock out with your taco out.
Photo: Twitter

Twitter and animated GIFs are a popular combination – the social media company’s users shared 100 million of them last year – but finding just the right one has been more art than science.

Today, however, Twitter rolls out a new way to search for your animated funnies from within the 140-character service itself.

“Starting today,” says Twitter’s Sasank Reddy in a blog post, “GIF search will roll out over the coming weeks to everyone around the world on iOS, Android, and twitter.com.”

The new feature uses Giphy, a popular database of GIFs from all around the internet. So, when you’re writing a Tweet or Direct Message, you can now search (and browse) the library of GIFs to perfectly express the way you feel without actually having to, you know, compose something pithy. YOLO!

Cat Party! Woo!
Cat Party! Woo!
Photo: Twitter

So, whether you’re looking to show off your love of tacos, cat parties or other funny GIFs, you’ll always have the perfect visual to share.

Source: Twitter
Via: PhoneDog