Why doesn't mastodon support gifs?

Pleroma does. Pixelfed does. Don't go extinct!


@Transflux File storage is so cheap though, and if mastodon cared about federated gifs they would transcode/optimize them instead of showing a link.

It's nice to see new projects embrace common formats.

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@dansup I would (will) use videos for their compression. Did u ever consider the environmental impact of mbs stored and pushed around?

@Transflux Yes, like I mentioned, they should optimize gifs instead of expecting only jpegs and videos.


@dansup I agree on th e common format idea tho. Still smaller media means more accessibility for clients with bad connection

@Transflux If we are talking about accessibility, gifs are about a decade older than videos. Every browser supports gifs.

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