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yup I too am using the term just to denote a short animated image loop. It's much more efficient to store and send over an mp4 instead which is what I do

Why not call it an MP4 then? Due to MP3 it's recognized as much or more than gif.

doesn't have the same ring to it.. i made a camera that snaps an MP4 and print it.. GIF is more relatable and is becoming the generic lingo to denote this kind of medium

It's a video; a vid. A short video is a clip.

Wait; can't call it that because it loops by default.

Gif it is, then.

Vid is fine, looping is not the marquee feature.

Apple calls them live photos, I like it.

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