1. ale2999's Avatar
    Hey everyone,

    I was wondering if you know if it is possible to receive a gif in an sms and have it be animated.
    IOS can definitely do this however I am wondering if this functionality exist in WP8 (Lumia 920)

    Thanks for your input!
    05-24-2013 07:08 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Windows Phone does not support viewing animated gif in SMS or email.

    The only way to create your own animated gif is Cinemagraph if you have a Nokia device.
    05-25-2013 04:03 PM
  3. WP8Expert's Avatar
    Windows Phone does not support saving Animated GIFs. You can view them via IE though
    05-31-2013 03:06 AM
  4. LMKz's Avatar
    Hey everyone,

    I was wondering if you know if it is possible to receive a gif in an sms and have it be animated.
    IOS can definitely do this however I am wondering if this functionality exist in WP8 (Lumia 920)

    Thanks for your input!
    Save to your Picture Library, then use this app to view.
    12-02-2013 08:06 PM
  5. cckgz4's Avatar
    Save to your Picture Library, then use this app to view.
    But will we be able to send gifs in SMS?
    12-02-2013 09:49 PM
  6. link68759's Avatar
    If you saved the gif through internet explorer, then yes you can send them over *MMS*. SMS doesn't support images.

    Third party apps can only write jpgs to the picture library, so saving pictures is best done through internet explorer.
    12-03-2013 12:48 PM
  7. cckgz4's Avatar
    If you saved the gif through internet explorer, then yes you can send them over *MMS*. SMS doesn't support images.

    Third party apps can only write jpgs to the picture library, so saving pictures is best done through internet explorer.
    So if I bing a gif, open it, and save it (using the program in this topic), I can use it to send gifs?
    12-03-2013 02:22 PM
  8. link68759's Avatar
    As I said, you *can only save it with internet explorer*.



    The app LMKz made just allows you to view saved GIFs.
    12-03-2013 02:38 PM
  9. omagic82's Avatar
    This functionality does exist in Windows 10 Mobile though.
    01-19-2016 03:36 PM
  10. saziz's Avatar
    You can save and view gifs in WM10, but I can't get them to send via MMS. That's the next step that needs to happen.
    08-07-2016 11:09 PM
  11. saziz's Avatar
    I stand corrected. I just sent a gif via text message. I guess the other one I tried to send was incompatible, I don't know. So it does work, but you might run into gifs that just won't send.
    08-07-2016 11:33 PM

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