Considering that Twitter messages are limited to 140 characters or less, a surprising amount of thoughtful dialogue takes place on the social network. Less shockingly, most of the chatter out there is positively inane. Fortunately we can resort to images to get our points across, and since a picture is worth a thousand words, this somewhat circumvents that whole text limitation thing.

The problem has been that, before today, Twitter didn't support GIFs, and what good is the internet without those animated bits of hilarity? No matter. The day has come where Twitter is ready to play those stunted moving pictures without complaint.


This change is taking place across the website and some official mobile apps, including Android and iOS. GIFs appear as still images at first, but hitting the play button brings them to life.

Now let's all do the responsible thing and tweet out as many GIFs as we can.