To add fade out animation to an element, you can use AlphaAnimation provided by android animation class.
The code required goes like this-
Animation fadeOut = new AlphaAnimation(1, 0); /./ the 1, 0 here notifies that we want the opacity to go from opaque (1) to transparent (0)
fadeOut.setStartOffset(500); // Start fading out after 500 milli seconds
fadeOut.setDuration(1000); // Fadeout duration should be 1000 milli seconds
Now set this to an element say an image view –
and if you want to fadeout and hide the element completely the above line should be followed by –
and you are done!!