Does Unity take GIF?

So I imported a 2048x2048 GIF texture that weighs about 45Kb, but Unity “compressed” it to 2.7Mb, so I’m guessing that it compressed the image to JPG or something? Does Unity take GIF textures at all? This is a problem since the texture will be streamed, so weight is a pretty big issue.

Unity does import GIF files. But it does convert it to a platform specific format.