Twitter is working on a dedicated GIF button
Twitter is testing a new GIF button on its mobile app, with multiple users taking to the platform to try and find out more about the mysterious feature.
The button reportedly lets users search for trending GIFs or pick the moving images from a variety of set categories which cater to different moods.
If people aren't seeing it yet twttr is testing way cool gif feature. cc @bluechoochoo pic.twitter.com/LuTsVeUiSs
— Phil Pearlman (@ppearlman) February 4, 2016
The new icon appears to be in testing mode, being only available to a few select users. It's not yet clear if Twitter has partnered with a GIF search engine to help populate its library, as Tinder did with Giphy earlier this month.
Jumping on the GIF bandwagon will help Twitter catch up with Facebook and Tumblr, both of which have already introduced integration into posts.
The Drum approached Twitter for comment, and a spokesperson issued the official response below: