In the modern Internet and social media era, the use of animated GIFs is now as common as using emojis. But surprisingly, the process of creating a GIF is still not that familiar or easy for most people. Fortunately for today’s netizens or mobile users, there is a new iOS app that makes it easier to create GIFs.
Those who are fond of using GIFs are probably already familiar with Giphy. Well, for those not in the know, Giphy is sort of a search engine for animated GIFs. Industry watchers have estimated that more than 47 million users visit Giphy’s website every month in order to search for that perfect reaction GIF.
Just this week, the company is launching a new iOS mobile app called Giphy Cam. What exactly does this new mobile app do? Basically, it allows mobile users to create their own animated images through the use of their iPhone devices. This means that if users feel like using a GIF to react to something, they can just fashion one of their own, instead of using a static image or emoji.
The process of creating GIFs via the Giphy Cam mobile app is pretty straightforward. iPhone users just need to capture short footage and then either have that rendered into a continuous loop or into five frame burst formats. Moreover, users can take advantage of nine filter options that can be applied to the GIF they are making.
But the really cool thing about the Giphy Cam mobile app is that it allows users to choose from overlays that can incorporate some fun and often hilarious effects, like those cheesy floating pink hearts, for example, or pizza bits. There are about 40 effects in total, ranging from raining cash to emoticons wearing sunglasses.
And once you have created your own GIF masterpiece, the Giphy Cam mobile app lets users easily share their creations to social media platforms (Facebook Messenger, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest), as well as via text message or email message. The use of emojis are addictive for some, it is a good bet that custom made GIFs will be, too.
The Giphy Cam mobile app joins other GIF creation tools already available in the market, including GifBoom and 5Seconds. Giphy Cam is available as a free download from iTunes. Giphy has stated that it is already working on an Android version of the mobile app, but as for now, the company can not say when this version will be made available.
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