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See GIF animations in Google Image Search in Chrome

Want to use Google for your GIF searches, but see the results as moving GIFs instead of still pictures? Now you can fix that with a Chrome extension.

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If you like to share GIFs with friends and family to better convey your thoughts or feelings, then you've probably searched for them on Google at least once. The main issue with using Google is that none of the GIFs in the results show animations until you click to enlarge them. This makes the process of finding the right GIF much more tedious than necessary. Services like Giphy have stepped in to help you find the right GIF at the right moment, but sometimes you need the searching power offered by Google.

As a solution, TechCrunch shared a useful Chrome extension called GoogleGIFs that will display animated images in the search results, so you don't need to do any extra clicking.

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To use it, you'll just need to install a copy of GoogleGIFs for your Chrome Web browser. Next, head to Google Images and search for "[subject] gif." You'll see the results load in all of their animated glory.

What do you think of this extension in comparison to Giphy? Share your thoughts in the comments.