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I tried to put in an animated GIF as a space icon (Confluence), it did not turn out animated.

I am guessing that Confluence do not support animated GIF as space icon's am I correct ?

It would be kind of cool if this kickass, cool looking software (Confluence) could have animated GIF's as space icons

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Atlassian will not do animated gif's

The comment chain in here is hilarious. Even the description of the ticket is funny.

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^^^ I cannot upvote a comment, so consider this an upvote

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Woof, what a bummer. 

Gif seems to work.

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Hi @Flavian S What application did you use to create this gif? 

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@Flavian S  what appli cation did you use to create GIF?

Can this be used as an project avatar though?  Embedding a gif into a confluence page is wonderful, but I want my avatars to be animated as well.  Its pretty critical to our workflow.

@Tyler Jurgens You might ref. this thread. I've glazed over the idea as well & have come to no avail. Best.

Yup, that didnt work... :P 

  1. Fire up your favorite search engine
  2. Enter search term
  3. Select 'Images' to collate images w/r/t step 2
  4. Find image that you desire
  5. Right click .gif image
  6. Select "Save image as..."
  7. Save image to local machine as .gif
  8. Navigate to Confluence page you want to display animated .gif
  9. Go into page edit mode
  10. Insert .gif from local machine; see step 7
  11. Click Publish
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I've tried but then got the error "insufficient unemployment". do you know how to fix it?

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You can run animated gifs, I have about 40 of them in my Confluence. What I found was that if you altered the size of the gif then they don't run when you open the page. However, if you click on one, it opens in a pop up and is animated.

We're running V4.3.7 locally. What are you running?


yes, it won't support check this issue

Yes I have, this is in regards to embedding ekements on a confluence page, not a space icon.

I am running 5.2.3, what I was looking for was animated space icons nothing more than that.

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