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Post An Animated GIF To Facebook

Saturday, June 6th, 2015 by | Filed Under: Social Networking

Facebook will now allow users to post animated GIFs.  An animated GIF is a graphic image capable of movement like the one below.

Now to post a GIF, you’ll need have uploaded it somewhere that you can provide a link to.   You could use a site like Giphy to find fun GIFs or to  upload your own.

Here’s how to share a GIF on Facebook. First, find an animated GIF you’d like to share. Below is a selection of Birthday-themed GIFs from Giphy.


Find a GIF you want to share. Say you like this birthday cake.

Right click on it and choose Copy Link Location.


Now, head on over to your Facebook. Click in the field to post a status and then either hit Ctrl V to paste or right-click and choose paste. The link will appear in the window and the image should then be visible beneath it.


You can then highlight the link and hit delete.


Then add your own text and hit Post.


P.S.  Here’s a GIF of my cat. It’s just kind of Purrrr-fect.

~ Cynthia


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8 Responses to “Post An Animated GIF To Facebook”

  1. dee ross says:

    i can drag and drop a gif into status box on fb but cannot find the copy link location when i right click on any gifs i have in my own will do it from some sites not others. but the animation doesnt appear either way whatever i do.

  2. dee ross says:

    ok i can now do it from websites but not animations from my own collections.

  3. Barbara Pickett says:

    Love your cat! Thanks for the instructions. I had tried copying a gif from another site some time ago, but could never get it posted to my WorldStart page. Will try this when I can find some quiet time. ;)).

  4. Rose says:

    OMG! Cynthia thanks so much this is such fun. I am making my own animated gifs for my email.awesome cat . Dogs have servants Cats have staff
    CHEERS EH.Girl you are so good. keep up the good work

  5. P Maillet says:

    It didn’t work for me. I pasted a tiny animated smiley (from online) and it completely filled the status box and isn’t animated.

  6. Norman says:

    I have tried on Foxfire, Chrome & IE and “Copy Link Location” is not lsted on the drop down menu.

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