The History of GIFs

A SHORT HISTORY OF GIFS TOLD IN….GIFS

 

1987

 

The GIF, or graphics interchange format, was invented by Steve Wilhite to send images on the internet.


 

1995

Netscape Navigator 2.0 was released and allowed for GIFs to be played on loop. 

 

2007

Tumblr brought the rise of GIFs as a form of artistic expression

 

 

2013

Giphy creates a search engine for GIFs for use on platforms such as Instagram, TikTok and Snapchat


2021

You brought buzz and excitement to their brand with custom GIFs like these: