Tumblr Now Lets You Make GIFs With Your Webcam

create GIFs with your webcam!

create GIFs with your webcam!

Tumblr now lets you create instant GIFs using your webcam! Whenever you go to post a photo, click the text “Take a photo,” then just hit the “GIF” button, do a little dance and smile! This feature is currently available on Chrome and Firefox v20+ for now.

I’m surprised this isn’t available for mobile devices to try and tap into the “selfie” market of Vine and Instagram short videos, but that is probably coming soon. Nonetheless this is a cool new feature providing users easy animation possibilities, sort of like offered in the new Google Plus Auto Awesome feature that also animates a series of several related photos.

Here is my camera pointed at the new Tumblr GIF interaface:
tumblr gif machine
Once I clicked the big GIF button, this endless Tumblr GIF black hole was born:
tumblr GIF black hole

What you think of the new auto-GIF feature by Tumblr? Do you see people and businesses finding creative new ways to go viral on Tumblr using this?

Daniel Zeevi

By Daniel Zeevi

Daniel is a social network architect, web developer, infographic designer, writer, speaker and founder of DashBurst. Full-time futurist and part-time content curator, always on the hunt for disruptive new technology, creative art and web humor.

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