March 25, 2015 14:00 ET

Imgur Launches Imgur React to Make It Easy to Share GIFs in Mobile Applications

Imgur Sets Sights on Solving Image-Sharing for Mobile

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 25, 2015) - Imgur, home to the Internet's most awesome visual stories, today announced the launch of Imgur React, a feature that makes it easy to communicate with GIFs across mobile applications. A simple interface within the Imgur iOS app allows Imgurians to browse GIFs organized by expressions and then share them in other mobile apps with just a few taps.

"Images are the most natural way of expressing yourself on mobile," said Sam Gerstenzang, Director of Product at Imgur. "React makes it easier than ever to find the perfect GIF and share it with your friends in mobile applications."

At launch, Imgurians can share GIFs from Imgur into other apps including Facebook Messenger, email, text and more. React will support additional mobile apps, including WeChat, shortly after launch.

React's integration with Facebook Messenger will allow hundreds of millions of users instant access to the massive collection of GIFs on Imgur. Native sharing buttons within the Imgur iOS make it simple to discover and share right into any Messenger conversation.

"We are thrilled to have worked with Facebook to launch React," said Imgur CEO Alan Schaaf. "Messenger is one of the best places for people to express themselves online, and we're excited to bring React to that experience."

Developers interested in working with Imgur on integrating React into their applications can contact Imgur at

Imgur continues to grow its offerings on mobile. React follows the launch of the official Imgur iOS app earlier this month, and sets the stage for the launch of its redesigned Android app this June.

"Imgur began six years ago by making image sharing fast and easy on desktop. Today, Imgur is working to solve that problem for mobile," said Schaaf.

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