Minor Update to Google Search for iOS Adds GIF Playback
Google has updated its Search application for iOS devices and added a few new features along the way. The chief addition is the ability to play animated GIFs in photo search results. Other new functions allow users to add photos to reviews of local places and view maps results when searching for specific addresses. Google Search 9.0 is free to download from the iTunes App Store.
Facebook Brings GIFs to Comments
Jun 15, 2017
Facebook today made it possible to share GIFs within comment threads on posts. Facebook Messenger has supported GIFs for some time; in fact, people share 25,000 GIFs in Messenger every minute, totaling some 13 billion GIFs in 2016.
Giphy Makes It Possible to Create GIFs In Your Mobile Browser
Jul 26, 2017
Giphy recently rolled out a new tool that eases the GIF creation process. Now, there's no app to download and install because Giphy built the GIF maker into its mobile web site.
Google Allo Gains GIF Search, Animated Emoji
Mar 2, 2017
Google improved its Allo messaging service today with more expressive tools. Allo already allows people to search for and use emoji and stickers.
Pixel's Motion Photos Can Now Be Exported as GIFs
Mar 8, 2018
Owners of the Google's Pixel handsets have a new way to share Motion Photos. A recent update to the Google Photos app adds the ability for Motion Photos to be exported as still images, videos, and now as GIFs.