Earlier, Twitter has announced that it is planning to add support for Apple’s Live Photos feature on iOS devices when the users were looking for a simple editing button for tweets. Now, after four years, Apple finally launched the feature on iOS devices, and Twitter has added its support for Live Photos.
Give the gift of GIFs. You can now upload your iOS Live Photos as GIFs anywhere you upload photos on Twitter. pic.twitter.com/D8TIfsBwyd
— Twitter (@Twitter) December 11, 2019
On Wednesday, the social networking giant had declared this new feature for iPhone users. The Live Photos will be converted to GIFs on sharing them on Twitter.
Apple Live Photos feature will enable iOS users to capture short videos while taking photos. Till now, on sharing a Live Photo on Twitter, it would show a still photo. If users want it particularly, they need to use a third-party app to convert the Live Photos to GIFs and then share them on Twitter.
But now, Twitter’s support for the Live Photos will eliminate the need to use a third-party app to convert into GIFs. Users can directly share their Live Photos to Twitter, and they will be automatically converted to GIFs.
To use this new feature, Twitter users have to install Apple’s iOS app into their device. While posting a new tweet, users can select a Live Photo directly from their camera roll, then select the GIF button on the left corner of the compose window and add relevant text.
Twitter will now separately preserve the JPEG image quality for all the photos that are uploaded. The social networking company further compresses the thumbnails that are visible to the users on their timeline. However, when users click on the thumbnail to see the full image, it will be displayed in high resolution. Nolan O’Brien, a Twitter engineer, announced this through a tweet. The company will yet strip EXIF data from the images.
O’Brien clarified further that the company would proceed to impose limits for images, but those will be “very generous.” He says that users can share their images up to 16-megapixels, and that will be stored in original quality.