When Apple launched its iPhone 6s back in 2015, it introduced Live Photos as one of device’s groundbreaking features. This feature allowed users to capture moments before and after a photo is taken, which adds some animation and context to the photo. On the flip side, given that Live Photos is kind of a proprietary feature to Apple, not all platforms support the uploading of it.
However, the good news is that if you use Twitter and would love to upload Live Photos, you’ll be pleased to learn that Twitter has announced that their platform will now support it. Users who have Live Photos that they want to upload on Twitter can now do so and also share it as a GIF.
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
That said, users who do not want to upload the photo as a GIF will still have the option of uploading it like a regular photo. All they need to do is avoid tapping the GIF button during the upload process and it will be shared on Twitter as a regular still photo.