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February 18, 2016

GIF Search Function Coming to Twitter

Get ready to see dancing cats and other ridiculous and entertaining distractions on Twitter.

Cat-partyThe micro-blogging site has debuted a GIF search function in partnership with Giphy and Riffsy. That’s right, you can now search for GIFs on Giphy and Riffsy without leaving the social media site.

“Last year, people on Twitter shared over 100 million GIFs — expressing everything from their mood, to an amazing dunk, to their favorite dance move from a music video. Now, sharing GIFs in Tweets and Direct Messages is even easier with our new GIF search,” Twitter senior product manager Sasank Reddy said in a blog post.

“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.”

The new feature will be rolling out worldwide over the coming weeks for those on iOS, Android or


Jennifer Cowan is the Managing Editor for SiteProNews.