You Can Now Make an Animated GIF as your Google+ Profile Picture!

Apr 4, 2013 | 1,805 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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"You can now use an animated GIF as your profile photo", the announcement has been made by Google on Google+ twice. 

Here’s Google’s Matt Steiner with an animated GIF profile pic.

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So, what does this mean?

Google has already clarified that authorship headshot should have some quality because it takes Google+ profile pictures as authorship photos in many cases. 

The question here is; Will an animated GIF profile photo work for authorship in Google’s search results snippets?

If yes, will Google be showing only one frame or the entire animation in search results?

We thinks that Google will not use the animated GIF as authorship thumbnails. What do you guys think about it? 

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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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