Tumblr for iPhone becomes a meme generator with a new GIF captioning feature

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Tumblr for iPhone was updated this morning on the App Store with a much appreciated GIF-captioning feature which helps turn the popular micro-blogging software into an instant meme generator.

In addition to the ability to post regular GIF images and animated GIFs, now both static and animated GIFs can include funny captions with support for up to three built-in fonts and custom colors.

“Now you can add text to your GIFs,” read release notes accompanying the download. “With three fun and sporty fonts, and a rainbow of color options, you’re guaranteed to find something for every GIF.”

To get started, select the GIF option when creating a new post and then capture or select a GIF or animated GIF from your Photos library. On the next screen, tap the new “Aa” icon at the bottom to access the GIF-captioning mode.

You can then type a caption, choose a color using a slider on the right edge of the screen (just like on Facebook’s mobile app= or tap the “Aa” button to cycle through the three available fonts.

Lastly, this edition of Tumblr for iPhone includes a handy security feature—which must be manually enabled within in-app settings—to keep all your precious GIFs safe and sound with passcode lock.

Grab Tumblr for free on the App Store.