I can notice this animation looks like an default pattern, because I've seen it at so many apps and websites.

I would like to know what's the name of it but I can't find any results.

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  • Loading Animation? Jul 5 '16 at 11:46
  • Is there a name for this loading animation?
    – Machado
    Jul 5 '16 at 11:47
  • These are called Loading Dots. A simple Google search returned this. google.co.in/… Jul 5 '16 at 11:49

They're called Preloaders. I originally googled for 'Ajax loading animation' to find that out. Plenty of results:

Additionally, you might find this answer useful if you're looking for How to create a “Please Wait, Loading…” animation using jQuery?.

Bonus: Google Material Design Preloader for mobile design.


It is just a different take on a wait spinner, which is called a preloader and is sometimes called a Loading animation.

Preloaders come in all shapes and sizes.

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