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Could you show me how to attach animation gifs to your done items on wip.chat? 🤔

I uploaded an animated gif directly from a browser, but the gif became a still image. Tried with compressed gif files, but it didn’t work neither.

From Telegram desktop, you just have to send using the clip option

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Thank you for your answer!
I tried that method before, but didn’t work. Probably my gif was too big to be on time? Is there any size limitation ? 🤔
Do you compress or resize before you upload?

I always try to keep it around 600px~800px width. I use (and love) Kap to record and resize GIFs.

One-stop recording and resizing sounds great! I’m going to check it out :D I was using gifox and my gif was around 30MB 😅

did it work?

@graeme_fulton
Yes, it did 😉 Successfully posted two times.
https://wip.chat/@HiYukoIm/todos/79740
https://wip.chat/@HiYukoIm/todos/79749

After dozens of trial and error, I discovered some tips of uploading gif.

  1. Use Telegram desktop clients
    Always from desktop clients.
    Upload from wip.chat website doesn't work however you compress your animated gif.
    I sent an animated gif from Telegram web client and worked one time, but not always the case.

  2. Make the gif dimension as small as possible
    Set the maximum length around 800px if the duration of your gif is short
    But if your gif is longer than 10 seconds, keep the size within 600x400. Or 400x200 if the former doesn't work.
    As @lenilsonjr mentioned Kap is very useful.

  3. Don't send it as a file, but as a picture.
    I attached the screenshot. I don't know about the others, but the file attachment didn't work in my case.

Hope it helps! 👍

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