Twitter Raises GIF File Size Limit To Generous 15MB
Posting GIFs on Twitter is already a popular thing to do. According to Twitter, its users shared over 100 million GIFs in 2015, which prompted the microblogging site to add a GIF search function in early 2016.
"Whenever you’re composing a Tweet or Direct Message, you can search and browse the GIF library. So if you’re looking for the perfect cat yawn or dance move to express exactly how you feel, just click the new GIF button. You can search by keyword, or browse categories of different reactions like Happy Dance, Mic Drop, or YOLO," Twitter stated at the time.
Previously the file size limit of 5MB applied to both photos and animated GIFs. Photos still have a ceiling of 5MB, and if you're on a mobile device, the 5MB limit still applies to GIFs as well. But if you're posting to Twitter from your PC, you can now post bigger size GIFs, up to 15MB.
time to finally celebrate raising the size limit for animated gifs on here (with tori amos & robot beck) pic.twitter.com/2mF50uAbQv— Shane Bettenhausen (@ShaneWatch) July 12, 2016