Does your browser support AVIF still images and sequences?
As of January 2021, only the newest versions of Firefox and Chrome support AVIF, and for Firefox, that requires enabling the
image.avif.enabled setting in
Firefox will support AVIF without modifying
about:config as of version 86.0.
There are two ways a browser can display images: in
<img> tags, or by opening the image like a document (think PDF files).
Take a look below to test whether your browser supports opening or embedding AVIF images and sequences.
AVIF Still image
Image credit: Netflix AVIF samples
If you can see an image in the box above, your browser can open AVIF still image (
If you can see an image above, your browser supports viewing AVIF still images in an
If you see text reading "Netflix sample Chimera AVIF image", your browser doesn't suport using AVIF in an
AVIF image sequence
Animation credit: Tenor
If you can see an animation above, your browser can open AVIF animation sequence (
Your browser can't show an AVIF animation sequence if you see a box containing an error or some gobbledegook like this:
DKIF�� �AV01�, �������������������������� ����#+�`P'��~�x�"
If you can see an animation above, your browser supports viewing AVIF image sequences in an
If, however, you see the text "Thumbs up computer kid .avifs animation", your browser can't display an animated AVIF file in an
Visit caniuse.com for an up-to-date list of browsers that support AVIF images.