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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 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 use them, and where to find them, 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.