This Platform Now Includes a Native GIF Search Feature

By: Katherine Pendrill - Feb 18, 2016
References: blog.twitter & theverge
Although native GIF search has become standard on platforms such as Facebook Messenger and Tinder, the feature has remained absent from Twitter until just recently. Starting today, Twitter users will now be able to search for their favorite GIFs and include them in their tweets.

Twitter's new native GIF search feature is available for iOS, Android and the web. The new feature allows users to search for an appropriate GIF simply by typing in a few keywords. Once the perfect GIF has been found, users can add the animated image to their tweets and direct messages. The feature is powered by the search engines Riffsy and Giphy, which have helped other platforms integrate GIFs.

With GIF search now available for Twitter, it is clear that GIFs are becoming a mainstream medium for online communication.