Twitter will now let you post iOS Live Photos as GIFs

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Live Photos are one of Apple’s signature camera options on iOS, making your photos look like one of the living photographs in Harry Potter. But if you’ve tried to post that Live Photo on Twitter, it would render as a still photo, taking away some of that magic. You could use an app to convert that Live Photo into a GIF and post that new GIF on its own, but that might be more work than you’d want to do.

Starting today, though, Twitter says you can now just post Live Photos as GIFs directly on the platform, no conversion required:

The feature is pretty easy to…

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