Please enter your feature suggestion...

Animated GIF files support

There are a lot of animated GIF files that show up on popular websites such as tumblr. They work perfectly when viewing in the web browser, but once downloaded (or viewed on skydrive), WP8's photo viewer will only show the first frame.

I never understood this: it works perfectly fine in the web browser, but once offline it's worthless. Same with Windows Photo Viewer on the desktop and the Photo app on Windows 8.

Animated GIFs are very popular and a big part of the photo-sharing experience nowadays, so solid support for being able to download GIFs like any other image, view them fully animated in the native photo viewer, and share them is vital for a full smartphone experience, especially since this is such a basic thing we've had for so long.

3,432 votes
Vote
Sign in
Check!
(thinking…)
Reset
or sign in with
  • facebook
  • google
    Password icon
    I agree to the terms of service
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    OliverOliver shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    69 comments

    Sign in
    Check!
    (thinking…)
    Reset
    or sign in with
    • facebook
    • google
      Password icon
      I agree to the terms of service
      Signed in as (Sign out)
      Submitting...
      • noël cainnoël cain commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        IOS8 will now get custom keyboards dedicated to GIFs for iPhones! Jeez Microsoft can we at least get GIFs supported in our text photo albums for windows phone? This has gone one far enough we have been requesting this for over a year and doing WITHOUT this functionality since windows phone launched!

      • MarlonMarlon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        No biggie. Bro just send me the link to all the GIF files you want me to see so I can view them on my browser. I know its a hassle for you to send it.. But the way my phones set up.....

      • noël cainnoël cain commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Wow you are right, its been an entire year, I've been actively pushing this request for about 2 months now and garnered about a 1000 more votes with tweets etc spreading the word, it's my mission to get this feature back!

      • MarlonMarlon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Why is Microsoft ignoring our basic needs!? This was shared on Sep 5, 2013. Its literally a year later and two general distribution releases later (Amber & Cyan) and some how this was ignored.

      • David ChristianszDavid Christiansz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I want a windows phone but this is a huge drawback... I know its an old format and kinda useless but sometimes people send gifs!

      • noël cainnoël cain commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        4 years Microsoft and we are still missing this very basic feature!!! We need this!

      • premprem commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        आज कल सस्ते फोन में भी gif के feature हैं और Nokia windows phone में नहीं, ये कैसा मजाक है मैं तो यह कहता हूँ कि window phone में तो ऐसा कुछ होना चाहिए जो कि किसी अन्य फोन में न हो,gif को lock screen पर भी आना चाहिये और window wallpaper की तरह भी शामिल होना चाहिए

      • DeanDean commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'm Glad I saw this, I was considering getting a windows phone but it seems like a lot of the people are complaining about not having basic features...never mind

      ← Previous 1 3 4

      Feedback and Knowledge Base