How to Get Animated GIFs in Image Searches on Chrome

Bryan Clark 08-10-2015

During the golden age of the Internet, animated GIFs were all the rage — and as with all things Internet, it seems we’ve come full circle now.


Animated GIFs are once again popular GIFs, The Language Of The Web: Their History, Culture, and Future Everything you ever wanted to know about the history of GIFs, how they've evolved, and their cultural impact and significance. Read More and they’re easier to use now than ever. Social networks like Twitter and Facebook are jumping in the GIF pool feet-first, and it seems that Google’s Chrome browser has finally caught up.


We’ve written about GIFs many, many times. We’ve taught you how to create them How to Make an Animated GIF Image with GIMP Read More , how to use them 5 Uses for Animated GIFs Other Than Annoying Memes GIF animations aren't just for corny memes and annoying reactions (but it doesn't mean you can't use them as such). Here at MakeUseOf, we've got a whole bag full of uses for these cool little... Read More , and where to find them The 5 Best Sources For Animated GIF Images I’m convinced that the animated GIF reveals something about humanity. Present your average person with a repetitive moving picture and they’ll become absolutely entranced. I’ve lost many hours of my life to dancing bears and... Read More , but the biggest and easiest indexed source of images on the planet — Google itself — was always notably absent from these recommendations.

For Chrome users, that’s about to change.

With the GoogleGIFs extension, you can now enable autoplaying animations in all of your Google Image searches. This simple extension allows you to avoid the first-world problem of actually having to click on images in an image search in order to see the animations play.


What’s your opinion on GIFs? Love them? Hate them? Let me know in the comments below.

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