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Twitter knows GIFs dominate the platform. A new accessibility feature will allow more people to enjoy them.

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Twitter knows GIFs dominate the platform. A new accessibility feature will allow more people to enjoy them.

It may not be an edit button (nor will it ever be), but Twitter snuck in a nifty little feature for us to play with heading into the weekend of the Super Bowl.

If you’ve ever looked at Twitter while sports were happening, you’ve probably seen countless GIFs posted as reactions to big plays. Twitter made that slightly more accessible on Friday, adding the ability to add text descriptions to GIFs. It’s an extension of the same feature that has existed for still images for a while.

Get those GIFs ready. Starting today, when you Tweet from https://t.co/CuB5qyHKwU you can add alt text to any GIF just like images.
Just make sure you have the “compose image descriptions” setting turned on in your accessibility settingspic.twitter.com/NYjOAH9kAx

— Twitter Accessibility (@TwitterA11y) January 31, 2020 Read more…

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