08-28-2016 05:34 PM
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  1. eckono38's Avatar
    I'm having a problem with Animated Gifs. When I create a GIF and then send it, it doesn't animate. It comes up as a thumbnail. Anyone else having this problem?
    08-20-2016 02:55 AM
  2. kazman12's Avatar
    same here not sure whats up
    eckono38 likes this.
    08-20-2016 03:19 AM
  3. eckono38's Avatar
    The only way I can get it to animate is by sending it to myself as an email, save it from the email, then if I send it as a text message it will animate.
    kazman12 and recDNA like this.
    08-20-2016 03:37 AM
  4. Android Optimizer's Avatar
    I'm having a problem with Animated Gifs. When I create a GIF and then send it, it doesn't animate. It comes up as a thumbnail. Anyone else having this problem?
    I just test sent myself a gif I made in my texting app (Verizon's Message+), and it came through fine as an animated gif that played properly both in the message app and when opened out of it. Maybe the problem is with the messaging app you or your recipient is using, or what their phone has as far as image loading apps. If you haven't already try sending it to yourself and see if you have a problem.
    08-20-2016 11:27 AM
  5. eckono38's Avatar
    I sent it to myself and it plays fine. I'm using the standard messaging app though I've been Looking for a better one. I've used Google messenger, Handcent, and Hangouts. I'm leaning more towards Hangouts.
    08-20-2016 11:42 AM
  6. anon(782252)'s Avatar
    I had that problem in WhatsApp. I used Google messenger and it worked just fine.

    Need to figure out how to make it work in WhatsApp because I hate texting.
    08-20-2016 11:49 AM
  7. Thelt2000x's Avatar
    I sent it to myself and it plays fine. I'm using the standard messaging app though I've been Looking for a better one. I've used Google messenger, Handcent, and Hangouts. I'm leaning more towards Hangouts.
    Textra is the way to go IMO.
    08-20-2016 12:49 PM
  8. Jewels81's Avatar
    Ha. I can't even send a gif lol. It tells me the maximum whatever limit has been reached. And I don't know how to fix it to where I can send a gif. So I can make them but not share them with anyone or any site I'm on. Grrr
    jayp1306 likes this.
    08-20-2016 01:20 PM
  9. Da_Katz_Pajamas's Avatar
    Some applications don't support gifs like WhatsApp. I have to upload it to imgr and send them the links in WhatsApp. Hopefully they support gifs soon.
    08-20-2016 01:24 PM
  10. eckono38's Avatar
    Thanks for the responses everyone. I thought it was just me. I'm gonna try that Textra app too to see how it works.
    Jewels81 likes this.
    08-20-2016 02:16 PM
  11. Jewels81's Avatar
    Thanks for the responses everyone. I thought it was just me. I'm gonna try that Textra app too to see how it works.
    Let me know please?
    08-20-2016 02:20 PM
  12. eckono38's Avatar
    I downloaded Handcent next SMS, I went into advanced settings and changed send MMS message limit to 5M. When I did this I sent 3 test GIFS to my iPhone and they played correctly.
    Jewels81 likes this.
    08-20-2016 04:45 PM
  13. Jewels81's Avatar
    I downloaded Handcent next SMS, I went into advanced settings and changed send MMS message limit to 5M. When I did this I sent 3 test GIFS to my iPhone and they played correctly.
    Awesome thanks. Will try that.
    08-20-2016 04:56 PM
  14. Jewels81's Avatar
    I downloaded Handcent next SMS, I went into advanced settings and changed send MMS message limit to 5M. When I did this I sent 3 test GIFS to my iPhone and they played correctly.
    Sadly didn't work for me lol. Thanks anyways.
    08-20-2016 05:06 PM
  15. asabino's Avatar
    I'm having the same problem as well, I would like to send gifs through the Samsung messenger, but not able to
    08-20-2016 05:43 PM
  16. s0nic_201's Avatar
    I tried sending it through FB messenger and at first it work but then it disappeared.
    08-20-2016 06:10 PM
  17. Christian Campbell's Avatar
    Deleted this post since it is a duplicate of the one below. This was originally posted from Tapatalk but never saw it posted. So I logged in from my computer and posted it. Apparently, this post was waiting to get approved.
    08-20-2016 06:42 PM
  18. asabino's Avatar
    I'm testing it through the Verizon messenger app, right now full 15 sec pending still
    08-20-2016 06:45 PM
  19. asabino's Avatar
    Finally went through looks like the Verizon messenger app works
    08-20-2016 06:46 PM
  20. Christian Campbell's Avatar
    It has to do with MMS limitation more than anything else when sending it through the default messenger app. The easiest way I found to limit the size of the gif is to use the stylus and use the Smart select option. On the top right corner of the screen there is an option to create a gif. A new overlay window pops up that allows you to record and create a gif. The screenshot below is the process and it shows the gif size. This allows me to stop the process before it reaches the limit. I believe the size limit is different for each carrier. I am successful at sending 1MB gif images. All other process of create a gif default to ~6MB file size. This is too big for MMS. The app will convert it to a static gif/jpeg, because it will only send the first image of the gif.

    Problems with Animated GIFs-screenshot_20160820-193059.jpg
    08-20-2016 07:03 PM
  21. asabino's Avatar
    Right on thanks !
    08-20-2016 07:14 PM
  22. amyf27's Avatar
    The size max makes sense. I looked at the ones id made they were 16 mb!!
    Christian Campbell likes this.
    08-21-2016 06:18 AM
  23. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    Well 1 MB limit is useless. Whatsapp has always been or go go to send videos, but not working there either. So far the only place I've gotten it to work at is posting on Facebook.

    I'll try Verizon messages and see what happens
    recDNA likes this.
    08-21-2016 08:36 AM
  24. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    Well it works sending it thru Verizon messages, unfortunately must be a textra limitation. First time textra let me down. Guess I'll have to use Verizon messages until textra ads this feature, sending gifs was a big thing on the note 7 for me

    Edit: Well it appears Verizon messages sent it thru WiFi, I'm on the road and won't send on the 4g network.
    08-21-2016 09:13 AM
  25. asabino's Avatar
    Darn , sucks, id like to use all 15 sec
    08-21-2016 12:03 PM
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