animated GIF MMS question

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by bigjnyc, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. bigjnyc macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    I tried searching but didnt find anything on this. when I receive an animated GIF it plays fine in the Message window on the little preview. but when i click on it to see it bigger it stops. Is the iphone not capable of viewing animated GIF's and if so then how does it work in the little preview?
  2. dissdnt macrumors 65816


    Aug 3, 2007
    Yah only seems like it works inline with the msg.
  3. Vandam500 macrumors 68000


    Sep 29, 2008
    Noticed the same thing as well. Hopefully Apple updates it so when we view/save it the animation still works.
  4. bigjnyc thread starter macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    oh ok thought it was just me. Seems odd that it works inside the message window meaning that the phone has the capability to play it some how.
  5. W1LLk macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2008
    San Antonio

    Anyone have any idea if there is a fix coming for this? Also, I've been trying to figure out the restrictions on the gifs and can't seem to pinpoint them. I seem to have no problem sending some animated gifs, then others will fail every single time. I thought at first it was size related, and after some experimentation (shrinking file vs successfully sending larger file) it seems the restrictions are more finite. Any clues? :confused:
  6. schnelle macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2009
    Will, how are you able to send any animated gifs through MMS at all? I save them to my photo reel by holding my finger down on an image in Safari and save it, but when sending via MMS it's just the first frame. Do you send to MMS via email?
  7. Regul8tR macrumors member


    Nov 26, 2009
    animated gifs also do not work with iPhoto.
    I understand that the file format is not supported (unlike windows)

    i send animated gifs all the time. here are the options:

    1) press edit then forward the animated gif to someone
    2) and this is the boat load ...
    store all of your animated gifs on a server like (dropbox)
    then when your ready to send just go to dropbox
    copy image - then paste in mms.

    Hope that helps.

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