Animated profile images on home page to be frozen as part of site-wide performance updates

As part of a long-term project to improve performance on Viki (e.g., so that videos, pages and the subbing tool load faster), we'll be "freezing" animated profile images (animated GIFs) on the home page, which means that only the first frame of the image will appear.

Don't worry! We know many of you love using animated GIFs for your profile images and elsewhere, so the community team has negotiated with the engineers to make sure that you can keep them on other parts of the site, including profile pages and comments.

The change will take effect over the next few days, but as always, don't hesitate to contact us through the Viki Help Center. In the meantime, we hope you've been noticing speedier videos and tools! More improvements to come!