GIF master Giphy is releasing a new app and it is designed exclusively for animated stickers. The latest offering is simply called Giphy Stickers and it basically does what its name implies. Interestingly, the Giphy Stickers app is not exactly new -- when Giphy had completed its acquisition of Imoji (an Android, iOS, and iMessage app), it proceeded to animating every sticker contained in its catalog, plus incorporated some additional new options, and for good measure, made upgrades to the in-app creation feature so that users can generate their own animated stickers.
Even though it is just a startup, Gfycat recently managed to raise a remarkable $10 million in funding for its user generated content platform, which basically allows users to create audio-less, looping animated images and video content. And now, the company is launching its first ever mobile app. The Gfycat mobile app is designed specifically to be used for iMessage.
Less than three months ago, Apple introduced its Live Photos feature on its newest iPhone models, the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus. Since then, a growing number of third party entities are starting to explore new ways in which the Live Photos feature be supported on their respective platforms or mobile apps.
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.
Animated GIFs and videos now auto play as seen on timelines on Twitter, whether or not they are viewed on the web or via Twitter's mobile app for the iOS platform. This means that any GIF, video, or Vine that has been uploaded natively to Twitter will now play automatically as users scroll through timelines (similar to how Facebook handles videos in its pages). As for Android users, the social media giant is currently working on a version that works on the Android platform, and it will be out soon.
Giphy, the popular search engine for GIFs, recently launched its own app called Giphy + Messenger. As its name implies, the app integrates directly with Facebook's Messenger app, allowing users to search and send GIFs through the social media giant's messaging tool.
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