There is no frustration like sharing cute and funny GIFs on Twitter, only to have it rejected just because it went a little over 5 MB.
Say goodbye to those times, as Twitter confirms that the limit has finally been extended to about 15MB–but only for the web version.
The Twitter support page confirms with a statement, “Photos can be up to 5MB; animated GIFs can be up to 5MB on mobile, and up to 15MB on web.”
Since day one, there had been a lot of frustrations with regard to the limits of Twitter posts. As of May this year, they had started relaxing these limits starting off by separately counting links, as well as the usernames and polls, from the 140 characters allotted. Plus, there’s been longer video acceptance (about 140 seconds long) last month.
Hopefully, the limit for GIFs on mobile will follow!
Photo via Video Screen Grab