Use the Photobucket App to Post GIFs to Twitter

Posted by on Jun 19, 2014 in Feature Updates, Gifs | No Comments

Twitter allows GIFs!

Heard the good news? Twiter has (again) allowed animated GIFs! Canned GIFs are fun, but your own personalized GIFs are even better. We’ll show you how to share your custom Photobucket GIFs onto Twitter. What you need to know:

  1. Update your Twitter App (Mobile)
  2. Make sure you’ve got the latest version of the Photobucket app to use our new GIF Maker, available on the Photobucket app for iOS and Android
  3. There is a 3MB limit on GIFs, otherwise Twitter will just post a non-animated image link

Make your own GIF with the Photobucket GIF Creator!

Download our app and make some of your own custom GIFs! Click here for some more details on how to navigate our GIF maker. Twitter only allows small 3MB GIFs, so try and keep it short!

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Prepare to tweet that sweet new GIF

You’ll need to upload the actual GIF file in order to see it on Twitter, so no links. If you’re tweeting from your home computer, you’ll need to download the GIF you just made with the Photobucket GIF Maker before you can upload it to Twitter – no problem. Just access your Photobucket account as normal. Once in your library, click on the GIF Maker folder in the left sidebar.

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After clicking on the GIF you’d like to share, download it by clicking Download under the Media Options on the right side of the screen. If you’re tweeting from a mobile device, then you should be good to go! The Photobucket GIF Maker already saved a copy of the GIF to your phone. Perfect, now let’s get to tweeting that shiny new GIF!

Tweet that GIF

Open up Twitter, compose a new tweet, and choose to add a photo.

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Find the GIF that you just created and make sure that it’s 3MB or smaller, otherwise you might receive an error or get stuck in an endless uploading loop. Once attached, tweet away. Welcome to the new world of custom GIFs!