Is it possible for us to use a GIF as our profile picture or in our personal information?

For example this one:


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    Not as a profile picture for sure. In your about me that should work. See meta.stackexchange.com/questions/164023/…
    – rene
    Commented Dec 23, 2016 at 16:48
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    You could add it in your bio Commented Dec 23, 2016 at 16:51
  • How can I do that ? I past the url but it show enter description here in my about me
    – user300606
    Commented Dec 23, 2016 at 16:52

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You can use a GIF as your profile picture, but if it is an animated GIF like the one you linked, only the first frame will be shown. Animated pictures are very distracting, that's probably why they aren't allowed. Stack Exchange is about content, and while it's nice to recognize users by their avatars, they should not be overly distracting.

Animated GIFs do work properly in normal posts, and in your 'About me' as well. The easiest way to add them is by using the Image icon (enter image description here) in the edit toolbar.

  • I saw some user can have animated gif..but I not remember who are the user
    – user300606
    Commented Dec 23, 2016 at 16:52
  • Is it ok to have one in your user profile? Commented May 14 at 17:35

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