More and more people are using GIFs to express themselves every day.
Since publishing the State of the GIF, we’ve more than doubled to over 200MM Daily Active Users. People share 25K GIFs a minute on Facebook Messenger. You’re 30% more likely to start a conversation on Tinder if you send a GIF. As an art form the GIF has “never been more popular than it is right now” — the first GIF to hit 100M views on GIPHY was from an artist named Julie Winegard. And the GIF just went primetime thanks to Issa Rae featuring one in a recent episode of her HBO show Insecure.
GIFs are going mainstream in a big way. And, as of today, you can see for yourself just how big: introducing GIF view counts on GIPHY.
“How popular is this GIF?”
So many people asked us that question we thought it was time to turn the answer into a product. Every time you see a GIPHY GIF, we count a view (regardless of how many times it loops).
You can see view counts for every GIF from an official Artist or Partner. When you visit an official Artist or Partner’s Channel, you can now also see how many GIFs are available and what the cumulative GIF view count is for the channel.
A view count on GIPHY says a lot about a GIF.
It tells us which GIFs are the most popular memes today or what was the most epic moment from last week’s Game of Thrones. It shows how strong the force is in the old chapters and the new. View counts show how often we like to be a bit roguish, as well!
It tells of how perfectly this Lil’ Yachty GIF is all our feels and how contagious the lol is when sharing this Brock Lesnar GIF. It’s a small moment––James Harden throwing shade — becoming the perfect expression over 57M times.