I got some good news to share with you today :-)
You can now add animated GIFs to your conversations in Podio! To do so simply type "::" plus any keyword to search for your favourite in the GIF database.
Hope you'll enjoy it!
Charlie - Podio
Thanks for this request. This would be cool. For now it is possible to create emojis using : to pull them in. They follow the same scheme as iOS emojis.
Hope you like it:-)
I´d like to see the animated gifs also, but not as something in the comments like emoji.
It could be very helpful in the internal and client approval process if the image module in apps would accept them (along with jpg, png ...)
Thank you very much for adding your comment here. It helps us a lot to understand your use case for this feature in order to justify potentially adding it.
We are discussing the different options internally and we might be able to see animated gifs in Podio in the future.
If/when we do, we will be sure to let you know.
@ Mette, thanks for letting me know!
There use case here is all about web banner production. Currently we have two options,
A) to place them on a own site (which is time consuming) and send a link to the clients or
B) we upload them into the app item. But then the clients need to download them an drag them into a empty browser window.
Would be better to click on a preview in the item and then see the animated gif.
Cool Richie, thank you for elaborating.
I'll share your feedback with the team.
Ditto .. I have a great use to use for animated GIF's to produce short training clips, so in addition to text a user can see the main parts of a process quickly .. some users need the visual elements to follow a task. In particular disabled users.
This feature is _not_ completed. The feature described in the "Official Comment" does not match the feature request.
Charlie, this is really nice, thank you, but not quite what this request was for—not so much for gif's in a chat, but for instructional purposes, e.g. to show how a feature works, how to complete a task, etc. So, I would not mark it as 'complete'.
@Maciej, can you please update your idea description with this additional information? It is quite unlikely we will support users to create their own animated gif's as this could potentially be harmful content. However we will sure consider it!
@Sara, I was referring to the idea of explainer GIFs https://www.commoncraft.com/explainerGIFs
The issue is this - uploaded animated gifs do not show as animated to end users when their placedholder is clicked in the timeline.
On the new status in the activity stream, when you click on a placeholder:
Expected functionality: popup opens with the original file animating (or at least a play button to start animation)
Current unexpected result: popup opens with a podio generated snapshot of the last frame of the animated gif. User does not know that they need to download the original file to see the animated gif.
@Maciej I like your idea of explainer GIF's - thanks for the suggestion. It could be a great way to quickly convey the gist of a how-to on Podio with new users.//Brett – Podio
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