Twitter Now Allows 15MB GIFs But Only On the Web

July 12, 2016


Here’s some good news for all GIF lovers out there. Micro-blogging site Twitter has increased the limit of its animated GIF size to a mammoth 15 MB which is huge considering the fact that the limit was a mere 5MB before.


While this latest change cannot be called revolutionary, it sure is convenient - especially for regular Twitter users who no longer have to compromise on low-quality animations to get their point across. In fact, Twitter users can start rejoicing since an expanded size limit will naturally translate to longer GIFs which could even fit a TV shows or movie clips.


The news has not been officially announced yet but it has shown up on the Twitter support page recently. It has also not gone unnoticed to avid Twitter users who are more than excited by this recent development.


GIFs are a great way to express emotions that cannot be explained by a plain picture, emoji or text and they are quickly becoming the internet’s latest obsession.

The change seems to be the company’s latest attempt at removing logistical barriers to posting media on its various platforms.


However, this change only applies to the browser version of twitter. The GIF limit for the mobile version of Twitter still remains the same. Moreover, this update has not yet made its way to external applications like TweetDeck and Hootsuite, ‘which remain perennially behind the times when it comes to Twitter engineering improvements’, The Verge reported.


In recent times, Twitter has welcomed a lot of changes by allowing users to add virtual stickers to photos and increasing the length of videos from 30 seconds to 140 seconds.

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