Twitter increases their animated GIF upload limit. Yay?


Twitter has expanded its animated GIF size limit from 5MB to 15MB, opening up all kinds of new possibilities for situations when plain text just doesn’t cut it. Prior to the change, Twitter’s size ceiling for both photos and animated GIFs was 5MB. The photo limit has stayed the same, along with the GIF limit for mobile uploads. But Twitter now allows for GIFs three times the size if they are uploaded on the web

I have a love/hate relationship with animated GIFs & the news of Twitter upping their file size limit kinda irks me. GIFs are slow and time consuming to load not to mention taxing on your browser. Have you loaded a BuzzFeed article lately? I don’t want 15MB GIFs in my Twitter feed, hell I don’t want 5MB GIFs!

There has to be a better solution out there than 256 animated dithered colours in this day and age surely?!

Source: Twitter now supports unnecessarily large GIFs | The Verge

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