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Google+ now shows previews of videos with animated GIFs


It’s no secret that Google+ has become one of the ultimate sources for animated GIFs, supporting features such as Auto Awesome, which automatically turns a series of pictures into GIFs. Now, the company is rolling out a new feature that allows you to preview a video in animated GIF fashion. Unfortunately, this does not include YouTube videos, but rather videos uploaded straight to Google+. 

The feature is pretty simple. It basically provides the same effect as scrubbing through a video. You don’t have to start it yourself, as any video in your feed will do it automatically.

Below is a GIF showing how the feature works (via: The Next Web).


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