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Google adds support for Gifs as Google+ profile pictures

Google+ now supports Gifs as profile pictures on mobile and desktop

| Internet & Websites News | Posted: Mar 26, 2013 12:37 am

Google is taking a page out of Facebook's book and is pushing images as a main part of Google+. As part of this initiative, Google has added support for Gifs to be used as Google+ profile pictures. Interestingly enough, Twitter dropped support for Gifs last September. It'll be interesting to see if they reverse their decision.

 

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Animated Gifs will be supported on both the desktop and mobile versions of Google+. As Matt Steiner, the person who first posted that Gifs are now supported, said, "[it is] like newspapers in Harry Potter." We imagine some creative people will make use of this to do some funny and interesting things, much like people did with Facebook cover photos when they were first introduced.

NEWS SOURCES:Plus.google.com

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