Twitter Increases Gif Size To 15 MB

Twitter has increased its animated GIF limit from 5 MB to 15 MB. Before this change was made, Twitter‘s size ceiling for the photographs and animated GIFs had been 5 MB. There had been no official announcement, however, as per the updated help page of Twitter, it now goes on to read, “Photos can be up to 5MB; animated GIFs can be up to 5MB on mobile, and up to 15MB on the web."
 
 
 
 
 
As noted, the photo upload is still restricted to 5 MB, along with the GIF size, if uploaded from Twitter’s mobile apps. This change has been noticed by Twitter Support watchers and avid GIF users, including Marvel Digital Media VR Ryan Penagos. It remains quite unclear as to why would anyone need to upload a 15 MB GIF. However, this change appears to follow Twitter’s current trend, which is the removal of the logistical barriers to post media on the different platforms. Last month, we saw that Twitter-owned Vine now supports 140-second video uploads, from its well-known and constrained 6-second limit.