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With all browsers supporting WebP, and Google prioritizing image loading speed in rank, I certainly hope Squarespace will provide the ability to host these images - which are quickly becoming an indus

It is now February 12, 2021 and I can confirm that this is still not a feature of SQ. I'd also love to see this implemented and honestly, as a developer, I don't quite understand why it's not a featur

I'd love to be able to load animated webp instead of animated gif images, as the gain in space (or quality) is particularly staggering there, and there are no other option to seamlessly integrate movi

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Hi Michael, I'm wanting to do the same thing as you. 

I found a solution which might be useful depending on your needs.

 

1 - make a button block and on the options click file, then upload your image. Click Save.

2 - once you've saved and the image is on the site go back to edit the button, click file, copy the name of the image you uploaded.

3 - make a code block and reference that image that you just uploaded.

 

Not an ideal fix at all but it is just about possible to get them on the site.

I'd love to see WebP support in the future, it'd be a great feature to have.

 

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On 5/16/2020 at 12:47 AM, WiseDogStudio said:

And how do you support those browsers that don't support WebP images I.e. Safari. 

We appear to be at one of those development crossroads right now @WiseDogStudio, but there seems little doubt that WebP is the most likely contender for 'next-gen image format'. It's just unfortunate that we're in a transition period right now. However, given the usability and commercial considerations involved, it's likely that all browser flavours will have to support the newer formats in the near future. From a client perspective (I deal with some product brands with extensive image libraries), I'm working with their people to ensure that they're converting libraries to WebP in readiness, even if they're not deploying yet.

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It is now February 12, 2021 and I can confirm that this is still not a feature of SQ. I'd also love to see this implemented and honestly, as a developer, I don't quite understand why it's not a feature already. What could be stopping them from just adding this as an accepted filetype? It's the browser's job to handle the image, all SQ servers need to do is send the image.

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I'd love to be able to load animated webp instead of animated gif images, as the gain in space (or quality) is particularly staggering there, and there are no other option to seamlessly integrate moving images in an image gallery.

It appears that webp is now supported for 92% of the users out there, so that would probably be the right time to add it.

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16 minutes ago, Malika said:

I'd love to be able to load animated webp instead of animated gif images

This forum is not routinely monitored for product feature requests but you can raise this with Squarespace by opening a ticket through Customer Care
 

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I think the feeling in the thread @paul2009 is that it is quite disappointing that this de facto standard web image format is not already supported by a platform whose entire marketing is based on promoting itself as a cool, modern web design platform. It shouldn't be up to the users to request something that is pretty much a web standard now. I can't for a minute imagine the SS product managers are unaware of the importance of next gen image formats!

It's just so disappointing that someone high up in Squarespace clearly doesn't get it and is not prioritising it.

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Add WEBP support or I'm moving all 15 of my websites under various accounts off of squarespace and onto Shopify or EditorX. This is ridiculous. 

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