GIPHY is committed to ensuring that all of our users have a positive and safe experience using our platform. This includes users with photosensitive epilepsy. GIPHY will take action to remove content that is created with intention to do harm to people with photosensitive epilepsy or general photosensitivity. We continue to work with experts in the field to address issues and are developing safeguards to protect our users from this danger.
Content uploaded to GIPHY is subject to evaluation based on factors that commonly trigger seizures. If content is found to be dangerous to photosensitive individuals, its visibility in search results may be affected.
In order to ensure that your content is both safe and highly visible, we recommend considering the following when creating new GIFs, Stickers, and Clips:
Rate of flashing - Keep the number of flashes in your content under 3 per second
Moving patterns - Patterns that move, alternate, or flash should have less than 5 pairs of repetitive elements, such as stripes, dots, and curved lines.
Contrasting colors - Content that flashes or includes moving patterns should not incorporate alternating contrasting colors, such as black and white.
Red ratio - Flashes of the color red are most dangerous, so if the movement in your content is busy then make sure the primary color is not red.
Relative area - An image is most dangerous when 100% of it includes flashing, moving patterns, and contrasting colors. The busy movement in content should be limited to 25% of the area of the image.
Following all of these guidelines will ensure that your content is inclusive for all users.