Description A runtime-managed animated image, typically a GIF.
Availability Stable
Required Script <script async custom-element="amp-anim" src=""></script>
Supported Layouts fill, fixed, fixed-height, flex-item, nodisplay, responsive
Examples Annotated code example for amp-anim


The amp-anim component is very similar to the amp-img element, and provides additional functionality to manage loading and playing of animated images such as GIFs.

The amp-anim component can also have an optional placeholder child, to display while the src file is loading. The placeholder is specified via the placeholder attribute:

<amp-anim width=400 height=300 src="my-gif.gif">
  <amp-img placeholder width=400 height=300 src="my-gif-screencap.jpg">



Similar to the src attribute on the img tag. The value must be a URL that points to a publicly-cacheable image file. Cache providers may rewrite these URLs when ingesting AMP files to point to a cached version of the image.


Same as srcset attribute on the img tag.


A string of alternate text, similar to the alt attribute on img.


A string that indicates the attribution of the image. For example, attribution="CC courtesy of Cats on Flicker".

height and width

An explicit size of the image, which is used by the AMP runtime to determine the aspect ratio without fetching the image.

common attributes

This element includes common attributes extended to AMP components.


amp-img can be styled directly via CSS properties. Setting a grey background placeholder for example could be achieved via:

amp-anim {
  background-color: grey;


See amp-anim rules in the AMP validator specification.