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Post An Animated GIF To Facebook

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

giphy

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

http://imgsrv.worldstart.com/1/giphy-gif.gif

Right click on it and choose Copy Link Location.

giphy-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.

giphy-copy-status

You can then highlight the link and hit delete.

giphy-copy-delete-link

Then add your own text and hit Post.

giphy-copy-text-status

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

http://imgsrv.worldstart.com/1/facebook-gif-k9.gif

~ 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 files.it 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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