How To Post A Gif On Twitter From iPhone

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The world of GIF is usually an amazing and a weirdly interesting one. GIFs are an amazing way to send motion pictures of what your current mode or reaction is. It’s no surprise that GIFs convey more expressions than using the old fashioned emojis. These motion pictures explain our feelings in detail. Who wouldn’t want to have a try at sharing GIFs with friends? The question is, can you post these GIFs on twitter from your iPhone? How is it done? If you have no idea on how to do that, then keep on reading.


Can You Post Gif On Twitter From iPhone?

You can absolutely post GIFs on twitter from an iPhone and we’ll show you how you can do it. Although it wasn’t possible in the past, twitter has updated their app to allow iOS users to enjoy this unique feature as you can post any of the most popular GIFs from your iPhone now. 

How To Post Gif On Twitter From iPhone

There are two ways you can use it to post GIFs on twitter from your iPhone. The first is by posting the GIF directly from the twitter app and the second is by using a third party app. Both these methods will produce the same effect and you’ll soon realize that sharing GIFs on twitter is pretty quick and easy, all you have to do is navigate your way through. Here’s how you do it:

Using The Twitter App:

  1. Open the twitter app on your iPhone.
  2. There’s a plus “+” icon at the bottom right of your screen after opening the app, tap on it.
  3. You will see a list of options available to post. The GIF option is usually close to the Photos option, tap on it.
  4. After tapping on the GIF option you can select a GIF of your choice or search for any popular one on your mind using the GIF search bar.
  5. After selecting your GIF, you can post the GIF by tapping on the tweet option.

It’s that easy.

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Using A Third-Party App (Giphy):

Another way you can post GIFs on twitter from an iPhone is by using third party apps that specialize on GIFs. There are lots of third party apps available on the app store that you can use but for the purpose of this article we are going to recommend one of the apps which is called “Giphy”. If you have no idea on how it works and how you can use it to post GIFs on twitter from your iPhone, you have nothing to worry about as we’ll give you the complete and easy steps you can take to do that. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Firstly, you have to download the Giphy app from your app store.
  2. Open the Giphy app after you’ve successfully completed the download.
  3. On the app, you will be given a list of GIFs you can choose from. You can also search for any GIF of your choice. When you’ve made a choice, tap on it.
  4. Once you tap on the GIF of your choice, you will be given an option to share. Select twitter as your sharing option.
  5. The GIF should now load directly to your twitter account and you can put a caption if you’d like.
  6. Tap on “tweet” to post your GIF.


Can You Create And Post A Custom GIF On Twitter From iPhone?

You can create and post your own custom made GIF and it’s a really fun process. Twitter added a new feature that’s available to iOS. This feature lets iOS users create their own custom GIF from their camera and it’s pretty easy. If you have no idea on how it’s done, just followed the steps below:

  1. Open the twitter app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on the plus “+” sign at the bottom right of the screen to compose a tweet.
  3. As you’re trying to compose a new tweet, tap on the camera icon.
  4. When the camera opens you should see an option for GIF at the bottom of your screen, tap on.
  5. Once the camera is set to GIF, you can tap on record to start recording your GIF (this recording will last only a few seconds).
  6. When you’re done recording, you can tap on the single or double arrows above it to select what kind of GIF you’ll like. (The single arrow plays the GIF in a forward motion which is normal. Double arrow plays the GIF in a forward and backwards motion).
  7. When you’re done with that, you can post the GIF by tapping the “use GIF” option.


That’s how you create your own custom GIF to post on twitter from your iPhone. Your custom made GIF will also be automatically saved in the photo gallery on your iPhone so you can easily access it there to post any other time you’d like.


Why Can’t i Post GIF On Twitter From My iPhone?

If you had to ask this question, it means you must have probably tried to post a GIF a couple of times and it refused to work. What could actually be the problem? It could be that the GIF you are trying to post is too large. Twitter has a certain limit to the size of GIF you can upload and if you exceed that limit, it will not be possible to post the GIF of your choice on twitter from your iPhone.

Twitter’s GIF size limit is usually 3MB, anything more than that will not be posted. If the GIF you’re trying to pick, or the one you created is bigger than 3MB you should consider choosing another one that’s smaller in size.


Posting a GIF on twitter from your iPhone is that quick and easy. You can now share any popular GIF that you might have in mind on twitter.

It wasn’t possible to post GIFs on twitter a while back as it would come out grayish or it won’t even post at all. With the new updates twitter is making the whole GIF thing a much better experience for iPhone users. Have fun picking the most popular GIFs to post.


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