Twitter is no stranger to launching new features within is iOS app first, before bringing it to other apps, and that’s no different with a new feature it’s unveiling today.
While many different apps were updated on Wednesday, September 18 to follow in sync with the public release of iOS 8, some companies waited, like Twitter. The company has officially updated their social networking app, though, to take advantage of some iOS 8 features, and put a bigger focus on profiles.
While Amazon was busy announcing their first smartphone, with a bunch of 3D-trickery for good measure, Twitter was quietly announcing something a bit different. In the world of Twitter and image sharing, people have had to resort to using different services to upload animated GIFs to the social network, instead of being able to upload them directly to the service from first-party apps (or even the website). If you’re a fan of the animated story tellers, but hate using third-party apps to upload them, then you’ll be happy with Twitter’s official changes today.