Freeze Avatar! Twitter Bans Animated Gifs

Twitter will no longer allow users to upload animated gifs as avatars.  Never officially supported and already frozen on many clients animated avatars have now gotten the official banhammer in the latest Twitter update.

Existing gif avatars will remain, but no new uploads will be allowed.

Buzzfeed broke the sad news to the Twitterverse with a gif-laden post that includes some recent tweets from Twitter CEO Dick Costolo expressing his disdain for animated avatars.

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