Twitter has announced a new feature for GIF development that will turn your iOS Live Photos into looping GIFs directly from the compose window of Twitter.
While having another way of using Live Photos is nice, here Twitter is a touch behind the curve. In 2015, Apple released Live Photos on iPhone 6s. That same year, Tumblr and Facebook started allowing people to share them on their sites, while since 2016, Google’s iOS app has been able to convert them to GIF. Apple offered a way to add Live Photos on any website in 2017.
Give the gift of GIFs. You can now upload your iOS Live Photos as GIFs anywhere you upload photos on Twitter. pic.twitter.com/D8TIfsBwyd
— Twitter (@Twitter) December 11, 2019
As you can see in the above overview clip, you will now be able to convert the picture into a GIF by simply tapping the icon in the preview when you upload an image from your iOS device that you took with Live Picture activated.
The ability to convert Live Photos to GIFs has already existed for some time via workaround, but incorporating it directly into the upload process might make it a much more appealing and used tool for Twitter users.