Tumblr Finally Launched a GIF Search Engine

June 5, 2015

6:00 pm

Was I too caught up in my own GIF making magic yesterday that I somehow missed that Tumblr launched its own GIF search engine? Yesterday, Tumblr users got a pleasant surprise upon discovering that the social platform finally did something with its huge collection of GIFs and launched the Tumblr GIF search engine.

A week after the announcement by Facebook that GIFs would now operable on user timelines, Tumblr  created a GIF search engine to compete against the massively popular Giphy. Utilizing all the GIFs that Tumblr already has indexed and cataloged on its own system, Tumblr’s GIF search engine sources all of its GIFs internally.

The search engine, though, really benefits its set of users more than anyone else outside of the Tumblr community. To access the Tumbler search engine, users simply click on the new GIF button and a search box will pop up where they can easily pin down the right kind of GIF they’re looking for.

Get to GIFing, y’all!

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Ronald Barba was the previous managing editor of Tech.Co. His primary story interests include industry trends, consumer-facing apps/products, the startup lifestyle, business ethics, diversity in tech, and what-is-this-bullsh*t things. Aside from writing about startups and entrepreneurship, Ronald is interested in 'Doctor Who', Murakami, 'The Mindy Project', and fried chicken. He is currently based in New York because he mistakenly studied philosophy in college and is now a "writer". Tweet @RonaldPBarba.

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