Google+ Now Supports Animated GIFs For Profile Pictures

Posted Mar 26, 2013

Google+ is now letting users add animated GIFs as their profile photos.  The announcement was made by Google Photos/Events Lead Matt Steiner.  The GIFs will be animated on desktops and mobile devices just “like newspapers in Harry Potter.”  Steiner showed an example of animated GIF profile picture usage on his own Google+ profile (photo below).  Yesterday Google+ also added photo filters to their mobile apps.