Before this week, when you hearted an animated gif from another site we converted it to a static image. Many of you wrote us asking that gifs remained animated, and we couldn’t agree more.
I’m happy to say that now We Heart It is a gif-friendly site! When you heart an animated gif it will now keep it’s animation.
We’ll display a play button over the image thumbnail, so you know that is not a simple static image. When you click the thumbnail and open the image page, you’ll the full size animated version of the gif.
Why display a play button on thumbnails?
Having animated thumbnails can be really distracting. Sure it’s ok when there’s one or two, but the whole page jumping up and down can get annoying after a while.
Why some gifs have animated thumnails then?
This was a small glitch we had for a while, and gifs hearted during that time remained animated. This is now fixed.
We see many posts on Facebook and Twitter of people sharing the link to their We Heart It page, so their friends can see the latest images they’ve hearted, and follow them.
Thinking of that we came up with image badges. We’ll generate for you an image with your latest hearts or any set you have, and you can post it to Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, or any other site you can post an image.
Promote your heart page, show your friends what you’ve been hearting, and get more followers!
Now we have something new. If your account is linked with Facebook or Twitter and you’re not logged in on We Heart It, you don’t have to type your username and password to login anymore, you can just click the “log in with…” button and we will log you in, like magic!
And if you love We Heart It but didn’t create your own account yet, what are you waiting for? Join with Facebook or Twitter with a single click, no need to create password and all that trouble. You can follow all your friends automatically and start with a more complete account.
Every image on We Heart It has a little heart button over it that you can click to save the image to your heart. Now you can also add this special Heart Button to your browser and use it to heart images from any other website.
When you install it, you’ll see our heart shaped button on your browser bar, it will be there for every site you visit. So when you’re on a site and see a beautiful image you want to add to your heart, just click this button.
The button will scan the current page for images and add a pink border around them. Move your mouse over the image, add some tags to describe it, and save it on your heart.
Do you like spending time on We Heart It, searching for things you like, finding amazing images to heart and share with your friends?
We do too and we have some great news for you! We’ve just improved our search and it’s amazing, you have to test it.
Improved search results
Let’s play a game, look to your right, then search for the first thing that you see. I hope it’s something interesting! Let’s say for example it’s a Magazine.
Our new search results page will show you the most recent images tagged with Magazine (in our example), just like the search used to be before. So you can search everyday for the things you like and always see new images.
The most hearted images tagged with what you’re searching for. This is great if you’re curious about what other users think is the best image of something.
See the results we think you’ll like more. Our own mix of the most recent and most popular images, it will give you what we think are the most interesting results for what you’re looking for.
So go crazy searching for everything.
Search multiple tags
Now you can also search for multiple words and tags, for example, if you search for glasses harry potter you’ll get plenty results of images tagged with harry potter and glasses, instead of only getting results for the exact tag “glasses Harry Potter” (that wouldn’t have any result).
This has been one of the top requests from users and we hope you enjoy it :)
Search images within a user’s profile
You’ve hearted an image some time ago, and since then you’ve hearted a lof of things so you have to go back page by page on your profile to find it…
Well, no more! On any user profile there’s a search field that says “search this heart”, type a few words about the image and hit enter. We’ll filter your hearts and show you only the images tagged with those words.
So what do you think? Let us know in the comments below!
Oh, long time since our last update. We’ve been working on quite a few big things lately, and today we’re launching the first of them: Sets.
Sets are groups of images you’ve hearted, organized by a theme. It’s almost like having different profiles for different things you love, but on the same place.
You can have sets for about anything: That new haircut you want to get, your fashion style, decoration ideas for your home, your favorite celebrity photos…
Be creative when you name your sets and invent new ways to organize your hearts. You can also visit your friends’ sets for inspiration.
You can find your sets listed on your Heart page, and you can also create new sets from there. To add images to a set just go to the image page and select the set you’d like to save it in. Also, on every new heart you’ll be asked to choose a set where to heart that image.
When you log in you’ll notice something new. We found out that there are five things you can do to make your heart page more awesome. How many have you done already? I wonder if you can get to 100%… Let us know in the comments!
Complete your registration
When you create an account we only ask for four things: name, username, email and password. But you can complete your heart page with your country, your blog or website, a few words about yourself and your profile picture.
Heart an image on WHI
That’s what We Heart It all about, hearting images and sharing them with your friends. Whether you’re on the home page or on a tag page you can move your mouse over the images you like and click the “heart” icon to save it to your heart page.
Follow your friends
You can find your friends from Facebook and Twitter that are already on We Heart It and follow them to see their latest hearts on the Friends page.
Post a new image
If you found an image that inspires you and you want to save it on your heart, you can! You just need to download our special tool to do that and post the image.