A runtime-managed animated image, typically a GIF.

Required Script <script async custom-element="amp-anim" src=""></script>
Supported Layouts fill, fixed, fixed-height, flex-item, intrinsic, nodisplay, responsive
Examples Annotated code example for amp-anim


The amp-anim component is almost identical to the amp-img element, but allows the AMP runtime to reduce CPU usage when the animation is off-screen. Like other elements, it supports an optional placeholder child, to display while the src file is loading:

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

In the future, additional functionality, such as animation playback control, could be added.



    Similar to the <code>src</code> attribute on the <code>img</code> 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.

srcset Same as srcset attribute on the img tag.
alt A string of alternate text, similar to the alt attribute on img.
attribution 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.

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