On October 3rd, the founders of the GIF search engine Giphy were riding high. A cover story in Fast Company chronicled the company’s rise to power and execs were spouting off about their dominance. One claimed that Giphy’s hold on search results is so strong “we own happy birthday now.” The next day, the company’s…
Giphy, the popular GIF-making and sharing platform, launched a new web tool today that allows you to make GIFs right from your phone’s camera—no app download required.
Last week, Google released a new, gif-friendly keyboard that lets you choose from a selection of Fun animations. Perhaps you’re feeling particularly Mr. Bean-frowning-against-a-blue-background. Or maybe you’re in more of a you-go-glenn-coco-scene-from-Mean-Girls mood. That’s fine. But when it comes time to express…
For the past week, much to the annoyance of my friends, parents, and acquaintances, I’ve been testing Giphy Keys, a free iOS keyboard from the gif-obsessed website. It’s made texting so much better.
Gifs are a much-loved online medium for capturing that perfect animated emotion, but they can be damn hard to make. You either need to find a favorite automated tool, or at least be semi-fluent in Photoshop. Giphy’s lowering that technical barrier by introducing Capture, a dead simple way to quickly capture anything…
In a move aimed at persuading more young internet-type people to use Twitter, Jack Dorsey and friends are integrating Gif search into its social network, following many messaging apps’ footsteps. The integrated search is a combined partnership between venerable Gif havens Giphy and Riffsy.
Long before Giphy existed, Tumblr was a home for our animated treasures. Now, the blogging platform is making it easier for us to comb through its vast collection of GIFs and add them to our posts than ever before, with the rollout of its very own GIF search engine.
Giphy’s great new Chrome extension builds an animated image search engine right into your editor. I’m freaking out.
The animated image enthusiasts at Giphy have dreamed up a cute way to spend the next five minutes of your life. Take a moment to decorate your very own kitschy GIFmas tree.