Facebook is back after half-hour outage across the world. Twitter now supports GIFs on all devices. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Internet, rejoice. Twitter has introduced GIFs for the Web, iOS and Android apps.
When shared on social media, GIFs generate more views and engagement than videos of the same event.
Facebook acquires virtual reality tech company. Twitter is looking into disappearing tweets. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Kickstarter accounts hacked. Some Olympians letting sponsors taking over social media accounts. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Zynga Gambles on Real-Money Gambling Games on Facebook In UK (AllFacebook)
Struggling game developer Zynga is gambling on gambling, launching real-money Facebook gambling games including ZyngaPlusPoker and ZyngaPlusCasino in the United Kingdom, where online gambling is legal. VentureBeat reported on Zynga’s announcement in Barcelona, Spain, where Facebook director of games partnerships Sean Ryan introduced the Facebook games, which Zynga did not specify a launch date for.
Tumblr released an update for iOS Wednesday that allows users to share a post using other social media without leaving the app. “Now you can do more than just reblog when you find something you love on Tumblr for iPhone and iPad,” the company said in a blog post.
Facebook Chat Heads, Stickers Coming To iOS (AllFacebook)
Although Apple will likely not cede the iPhone’s home screen for Facebook Home, iOS users Tuesday got access to Chat Heads capability. Facebook announced that iPhone and iPad users had this update sometime Tuesday and would be able to use the company’s newest messaging feature.
Twitter’s controversial video looper, Vine, has a new friend, VineGifR. The simple mac app turns Vine’s mp4 files into silent animated Gifs.
The app is still being developed and refined, but it is extremely simple to use – just open the VineGifR window, paste in your URL, and select a location for your Gif output file.
Tech-savy user, truemarmalade pointed out that can also make instant gif links to any Vine by appending ‘gif’ in front of the Vine’s mp4 URL. For example: vine.co/v/b5Hwam9nPEQ turns into gifvine.co/v/b5Hwam9nPEQ.
VH1 hopes its Sunday VH1 Divas event – honoring Whitney Houston and Donna Summer, hosted by Adam Lambert and featuring popular artists such as Kelly Clarkson, Miley Cyrus and Bootsy Collins – will break new ground in muti-screen social engagement.