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Why do GIFs no longer loop?

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I sometimes send and receive .gifs in text messages, and they used to loop over and over within the text message. Now they suddenly no longer loop... the animation will just play through once and then stop. If I tap on the .gif to make it bigger, then it will loop. Does anyone know if there is a setting that I could change to make them loop again within the message? I'm hoping the looping capability didn't get removed in an update, I wouldn't understand why they would do that. Thanks

Samsung J3 (J320A)
Android 7.1.1
Samsung Experience version 8.5