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Shawn McElroy

My biggest request would be to pass say "f" to have a gif returned. But I'm sure you wouldn't be able to encode those the same. Would the sizes also work? What if we just do

To get a random gif?

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Alexander Sandberg Author

Love the suggestion, Shawn!

It's actually possible to encode GIFs to Base64, but the size of the data strings can get quite large (we're talking a few MB, so not that bad).

But yes, that would actually allow for GIFs in any sizes, just like the way the photos are working now. And additional GIF filters, like Grayscale? Yuuup! 😃