1. natehartey12's Avatar
    Does anyone use the animated gif feature on their camera? I tried sending my friend one I made but it just sends it as a normal picture

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    11-09-2015 02:54 PM
  2. Eddster's Avatar
    How did you try sending it? Via text? If so, that won't work because the file size is probably too large. When the phone compresses it to fit within carrier imposed SMS/MMS file size restrictions it will de-animate the gif and send it as a regular jpeg image. Different carriers allow different file sizes. Try emailing it. Also, you could try hangouts or a third party messaging app like WhatsApp.
    11-09-2015 03:15 PM
  3. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Just tried it and it sends an animated gif file... How are you sending the picture? Maybe your friend can't see animated gifs if they're being sent via MMS?
    11-09-2015 03:16 PM
  4. natehartey12's Avatar
    I'm sending it via mms through text

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    11-09-2015 03:40 PM
  5. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Just sent one to my work phone via MMS and it is showing as animated. I'd check to see if your friend can see other animated attachments or try a different messaging app?
    11-09-2015 04:01 PM
  6. natehartey12's Avatar
    I'm sending them with the stock messaging app to my friends galaxy s5

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    11-09-2015 04:53 PM
  7. natehartey12's Avatar
    I'm thinking the file is too large

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    11-09-2015 04:53 PM
  8. natehartey12's Avatar
    I just looked at the file size and resolution 480x640 2.9mb

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    11-09-2015 04:56 PM
  9. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Try sending a small GIF, just a few frames. If they get it correctly, then it's the file size that's causing the issue.
    11-09-2015 05:26 PM
  10. natehartey12's Avatar
    Now I tried it on hangouts and it works only if I'm sending it to someone with hangouts

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    11-09-2015 07:54 PM
  11. Eddster's Avatar
    Now I tried it on hangouts and it works only if I'm sending it to someone with hangouts

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    Yep. It's an issue of the carrier imposed SMS/MMS file size limits. 2.9 mb is simply too large to send via text. For example, Verizon limits SMS/MMS file sizes to 1.2 mb. I believe it's 1 mb for AT&T. Services like Hangouts and Apple's iMessage bypass the carriers and send those messages over Google's and Apple's servers, respectively. You will either have make a smaller gif (with a smaller file size) or use hangouts, email, Facebook messenger or something else that doesn't rely on carrier SMS/MMS.
    11-09-2015 08:39 PM
  12. redwritergrrl's Avatar
    Is it possible for Note5 to receive iPhone live photo? My sistr sends new baby pics that way?
    11-16-2015 07:48 AM
  13. pool_shark's Avatar
    The filesize is the issue. I tried to send my gf one and although it sent, it was a picture instead of an animated picture.
    I have an app called gif animator which can also edit gif files.
    It took my 9mb gif file down to .7mb.
    11-16-2015 08:39 AM
  14. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Is it possible for Note5 to receive iPhone live photo? My sistr sends new baby pics that way?
    As most iThings, the 'Live Photo' format is locked down and can only be shared between Apple devices running iOS 9 and/or El Capitan. Yes, I know it's a glorified version of a GIF and as usual, many other manufacturers were doing similar things before Apple (HTC Zoes, Samsung's Sound & Shot and/or Animated stuff), but still... short answer is you can't receive those on a Note 5.

    You can still share the stills, though, but not the 'Live Shot' (you'd have to take an actual video for that).
    11-16-2015 01:29 PM

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