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All gif avatars are animating by default #3262
All gif avatars are animating by default, and pause when you hover over them.
#2846 seems related but seems to be only for specific avatars. For me all avatars are animating
Observed in Safari 10.0.3 on Mac OS X 10.11.6 and in Chrome 58.0.3029.110 on Windows 8.
With or without the "auto-play animated gifs" toggle selected, animated avatars display the same behavior:
This must be done for each instance of a given avatar; for example, if I have multiple posts by https://mastodon.social/@jk on my timeline, each post's avatar will animate independently until I've hovered over it, regardless of whether I've hovered over the other posts' avatars.
My understanding is that the behavior demonstrated in point 4 is the expected and planned behavior, but that 1 is unexpected and unplanned.
EDIT: Two additional points: