Tumblr Now Supports Apple Live Photos on the Web

Tumblr extended its support for Apple’s Live Photos to the web.

Tumblr extended its support for Apple’s Live Photos to the web.

The blogging network also announced that It is open-sourcing the Laphs JavaScript library that enabled it to launch the feature.

Tumblr said in a blog post:

That’s right! Live Photos work on the web now. Whenever you see that famous Live Photo icon, click and hold to make them swing.

Tumblr was the first third-party application to support Live Photos—you could even GIF ’em. Now we’re the first to support them on the web. And we’re open-sourcing the JavaScript library for any webmaster to use: GitHub and npm. We’re also working on an Android version for you.

Tumblr users: What do you think?

david.cohen@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.