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Topic: Could we get a GIF preview for photosynths shared to Tumblr on Tumblr Archive pages?

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Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
jafletch, I appreciate the video preview thumbnails and full length video previews. Thanks!

On Tumblr, a user's Archive page ( username.tumblr.com/archive ) is one of the most useful ways to browse their content, however for synths shared there, currently nothing is shown beyond the fact that it is a Video post. (A default grey thumb is shown with a Play icon.) This isn't so helpful for distinguishing between posts if someone has shared multiple synths.

I'm not sure if Tumblr allows a GIF thumbnail for video posts, but even if you could get the beginning photo to show as a single thumbnail underneath the Play icon on the Archive page (as seen in posted Vimeo and YouTube videos there), it would be an improvement over the current situation.
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
For example, look at my archive from 2013 December: http://natelawrence.tumblr.com/archive/2013/12
jafletch (Over 1 year ago)
We discovered this issue very close to our initial release and I did spend some time looking into it. Unfortunately, I never got to the bottom of where tumblr was fetching that image from so I was not able to provide it to them in time. We are aware of the issue though and hope to fix it in a future release.
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