Photoshop: When creating a frame animation, the timing applied to each frame is affecting the previous one. Problem doesn't show until exported as gif

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When creating a frame animation in Photoshop, the timing selected for each frame is affecting the previous frame. The problem doesn't show during preview within photoshop, only when exported as a gif.
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Megan Evans

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christoph pfaffenbichler, Champion

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I can reproduce the issue on Photoshop 21.1.1 and macOS 10.15.3. 
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I'm using Photoshop 21.1.1 and macOS 10.15.3
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And just to confirm, are you using Save As... or File > Export > Save for Web... to save your animated GIF?
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So maybe an issue with Preview playback on macOS?
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Seems possible.
Does the gif format allow for any ambiguities that Chroma and Safari might interpret differently than the OS Preview? 

Megan Evans, in which application/s did you get the faulty playback of the gif? 
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Attached the gif and a screenshot of the Timeline – »1« plays 0.1sec, »2« 1sec and »3« 2sec. 
In the browser it seems to run as expected, but not in the OS Preview. 

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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It would make sense if Preview and Safari did the same thing, so it does seem like it might be an OS issue. One way we could test would be to try another GIF authoring tool.
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I hope the original poster can let us know in which applications they get the faulty display, maybe their issue isn’t the same one I observed after all. 
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Tried all of the below with same results

File > export > save for web

File > export > export as

File > save as

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Which "save" are you supposed to use?
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