While iPhone 6s and 6s Plus users can share Live Photos with each other through services like iMessage, the hybrid image / video can't be easily shared to social networks. Today, Tumblr updated its iOS app with Live Photos support, making it the first major social network to do so.

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As TechCrunch notes, Tumblr users tend to upload, share, and re-share GIFs and other kinds of animated images, including memes, at a rapid rate, likely making Tumblr the first place where Live Photos would be widely seen and viewed.

The app was also updated with 3D Touch support. Now, users can press down on the app's icon to search the service from their home screen, activate Live Photos, and peek and pop into other users' Tumblrs by clicking on their name or avatar. While Tumblr does support Live Photos, they're only viewable within its iOS app. Other updates to the Tumblr app include the ability to send a post to any Tumblr user and messaging.

Tumblr for iOS is available in the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

allenvanhellen Avatar
111 months ago
I laugh even more now at the people who mocked Live Photos as "just animated GIFs". Last time I checked, you couldn't make a 12-megapixel true-color animated photo and GIF with the press of one button.
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modemthug Avatar
111 months ago
They are also the first major social network to support hardcore porn, so this makes sense
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nextstop Avatar
111 months ago


That finger looks quite compromised.
There is no cure for that.
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AtheistP3ace Avatar
111 months ago
This is cool. I've got to admit with some playing around and the right moments Live Photos have grown on me.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
garirry Avatar
111 months ago
I don't use Tumblr, but that's a nice update. Hopefully Twitter and such get those updates as well.
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dXTC Avatar
111 months ago
They are also the first major social network to support hardcore porn, so this makes sense
Tumblr, what a cesspit that site is. If 4chan is the urinals of the net, tumblr and their sanctimonious activists would be the commode.
Yeah, Tumblr (or significant sections thereof) is Rule 34 writ large, pretty much.
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