TikTok Adds New GIF Library Option

By: Leanne Lambert

As a newer TikTok user myself, I am happy as heck to hear the news that a new GIF Library option is now available! The tool will enable users to select from popular animated content to integrate into their creations! 

The new GIF Library option, built in partnership with GIPHY, enables users to add GIF clips. This will make it easy to add a GIF to videos, in order to create film reactions and create catchy scenes, etc. 

Having this additional ability as a creator will add more fun to creating entertaining clips for sure! 

Rather than just seeing trends evolve, you can add your own perspective, which makes it much easier to contribute to the app and play a part in such movements. 

Library plays into this – as explained by TikTok 

“Library unlocks a new category of entertainment content, making it easy for people to start or participate in their own trends, using clips from their favorite shows, GIFs, memes and more by seamlessly integrating them into their TikTok videos. To start, Library will be populated with exciting and entertaining content from GIPHY, including their collection of GIPHY Clips.” 

With GIPHY aboard, the functionality will be available to select from a range of reactions, quotes, and ‘iconic moments’ available in GIF form to build into your TikTok clips. 

To use the new Library tool: 

From the TikTok camera screen, tap the new Library icon on the vertical sidebar 

In the Library screen, you can scroll through trending content or use the search bar to find something specific 

Once you’ve selected your content, you can clip it to the desired length and return to the shoot page to continue capturing content. 

Happy creating!!! 


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