Can we get gif insertion

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Gifs are a new language of the people, being able to easily insert them into posts would greatly enhance not only my life, but the lives of those all over the boards.
 
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And before I get info on why it doesn't currently whatever whatever,

It's a legitimate means of communication that people use right now, do we as a community want to be further left behind ?
 

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+1 to this, as a GIF user. Standard emoji insertion would also be fantastic.
 

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Also in favour of this! Was just chatting last night with another member about how important gifs are to us for expression.
 

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Standard emoji insertion would also be fantastic.
Markdown emoji formatting would be good, and it seems pretty standard + similar to what we have now, just with the full unicode emojis.


(I would love it if everything was markdown formatted :look:)
 
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FYI there is an option for GIFs that I've found and we are taking a look into.
 

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Yay!!!
 

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Out of curiosity, how would this be different from the present method?
 
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Out of curiosity, how would this be different from the present method?

One way would be including a button that searches a gif database like giphy so you don't have to manually go find it. It's more mobile user friendly than copy/pasting a link via the insert image button.
 

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Kinda like what you have on discord on mobile, and what I have when texting (I have a Samsung idk if everyone has the same options) but it would make it a lot easier to find and post gifs, right now on mobile it's a process lol
 

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It's definitely a process. :laugh: And for gif tradition Brown threads like birthdays and raisings, it is sad when no one can go get gifs on their mobile. :cry
 

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I use the GIPHY app and can post gifs here on mobile (copy gif link instead of copy gif and imbed as an image, for anyone who wants to do the same), but having a solution imbedded on the boards would save a few clicks which is always appreciated. :pleased-1:

Edit: I have the GIPHY app on iphone, apparently the Android one is different, so ymmv :look:
 
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This forum as changed alot in the 10 years I've been away. Just seeing the idea of easy GIF access makes my head spin. I'm all for it! I feel like Rip Van Winkle around here. :laugh::laugh:
 

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My mobile keyboard has a gif button that I use. I just click the link and paste it in.
tenor.gif


Maybe I'm doing it the hard way that's been explained and the simpler solution is the query at hand?

tenor.gif
 

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I think it depends on your phone etc. No matter what apps I try I am unable to post gifs or pictures
 

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My phone says can't enter that content here, sad :(
 

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To clarify, I open the gif in a new tab/browser window and copy the link to that tab (the gif source url). Then I paste that url into the image link button pop-up window that appears when I click on the button just to the right of the smiley face above the reply box.

Maybe that method could work for some other phones?
 
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