Pinterest Goes Animated with GIF’s

Pinterest has rolled out support for GIFs to all pinners on the web, with mobile support expected soon. “When you pin a GIF to Pinterest, a ‘play’ and ‘pause’ button will appear in the lower left-hand corner of the pin itself,” Pinterest explains. GIFs have been popular on the web, but up until now Tumblr has been the social platform for GIF sharing.


In the meantime, Facebook auto play videos may be a precursor to animated GIF support on “The Mother Ship” but we shape wait and see on that.

“The well-timed GIF may be the greatest thing to have happened to the internet since emoticons, and lots of people have said they’d love to see playable GIFs on Pinterest,” the company wrote in its blog. “Starting today, we support GIFs in all their animated glory!”

Find your inspiration here, pinners!


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