In Twitter's ongoing adventure to remain relevant, its latest potential product innovation will likely illicit this kind of reaction from the twitterverse:
Several users have reported seeing a dedicated gif button on the Twitter mobile app, just like the picture and polls options users have when posting a tweet now.
Twitter responded to a request for comment from TechCrunch, which first reported the news, with this:
It might not be a feature that can single handedly turn the troubled company around, but it's certainly going to make existing users happy:
Feeling all Veruca Salt about Twitter new GIF button pic.twitter.com/IdDXqQfIn8— Rachelle Denton (@MissRachelle) February 4, 2016
Looks like Twitter has a built in GIF search button now pic.twitter.com/w3yrLP88gq— Mathew Ingram (@mathewi) February 4, 2016
Also, twitter has a GIF search button now? pic.twitter.com/zBSrNVG35T— ❄️ junctionette ❄️ (@junctionette) February 4, 2016