View animated GIFs in Google Image search (finally!)

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#3 Product of the DayOctober 05, 2015
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Ryan Hoover
Ryan HooverHunterPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
I'm surprised Google doesn't animate GIFs when searching for images of Jeff Goldblum: h/t Lifehacker's @lordravenscraft for this find
Jóhann Hannesson
Jóhann Hannesson@johannbenedikt · Product and sometimes Project Manager
@rrhoover Seems like they, uhhhh, found a way. This is nice for me, since I've turned to a lot of custom .gif search sites to fill this gap, but its nice to be able to turn to just a google search.
useful tip: you can specify filetype:gif for better results
Mauro Sicard
Mauro Sicard@maurosicard ·
This is great. I found it two days ago, and helps my to save a lot of time, as I use to find a lot of GIFs for social media accounts. Great work, thanks a lot!
Felipe Betancourt
Felipe Betancourt@fbetancourtc · Co-founder
@maurosicard How does this work? Trying to search and share some gif but haven't been able to get it done.
Jonathan Howard
Jonathan HowardHiring@staringispolite · Growth engineer & founder
I'm confused as to what this does. Does it make every image search a search for animated gifs, to save you the extra click? Do you activate that somehow, or is all-gifs-all-the-time? I assume Google only animates expanded gifs for accessibility reasons (slow connections, browser stability/memory usage). Makes sense for this to be an extension though
Dan Leveille
Dan Leveille@danlev · Product Marketing, DeviantArt
@staringispolite It animates GIFs in all Google Images search results (regardless of if you've filtered to animated).
Jonathan Howard
Jonathan HowardHiring@staringispolite · Growth engineer & founder
@danlev @staringispolite Oh I see. So it doesn't change the search at all, BUT if your results contain gifs, those gifs will animate without expanding.
Step it up Google!