Why doesn't mastodon support gifs?

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

@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.

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

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