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Starting today, you can share and view animated GIFs on http://t.co/wJD8Fp317i, Android and iPhone. http://t.co/XBrAbOm4Ya Also Read - Facebook’s new name could be Meta or Horizon, or will it be called FB?
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Till date, GIFs could be shared on the micro blogging platform, but via third party apps like Giphy. In the few posts we saw on Twitter, GIFs don’t automatically play. Instead, you will need to press the play button to see them. Check out tweet embedded above.
GIFs are currently only supported on the above mentioned platforms. This means users on Windows Phone, TweetDeck or the official Mac app won’t be able to see the embedded GIFs.