As you might already noticed, the default app which opens GIF files on Mac doesn't play animated images. Well, if you're annoyed by that and want your GIF images playing on your Mac, keep reading.
There's a simple way to do this.
Step 1: Drag the GIF file onto your browser icon in your Dock.
As incredible as it might seem, this is the only thing you have to do to get your animated images playing on your Mac, once now all of them will open in your browser, which is where GIFs are supposed to be played.
To change the default app for animated images click the GIF file and press Command + i or right-click and Get Info. Scroll down until you find Open With and choose the program you want GIFs to be opened with.
Leave a comment below to let me know if it worked or if you have any question.