#android #a11y

Gifs slow down Android app

In a more recent update of the Android App can certain gifs cause the App to slow down (lag) significantly, while also causing your smartphone to heat up.

Additionally is the a11y (accessability) setting in the app to enable and disable auto-playing of gifs completely ignored when the gif is inside an Embed, resulting in gifs still playing in an embed while the setting has been turned off.

2023 Update: The issue of slowing down is still present to this day (08th of september 2023).