GIF file on Facebook

A Step by step guide to uploading GIF files on Facebook


GIF files on a Facebook news feed. This new feature from Facebook now allows you to post GIFs.

What is a GIF?

A GIF is a short animated image that plays in a loop and can be viewed anywhere.

GIF files on Facebook

Follow the step by step guild to upload your today.

Step 1:

Facebook doesn’t have a feature which allows you to create GIF files. You find or create a GIF you like on Tumblr, Imgur, Giphy etc.

Step 2:

After creating the GIF, on Google Chrome select the option to Copy Image URL. If you’re using Firefox instead, look for and select ‘Copy Image Location’. In Opera, ‘Copy Image Address’. Other browsers will have slightly different options, but in all cases, you’re looking for an option that allows you to copy the URL that takes you directly to the GIF.

Step 3:

Next, open your Facebook news feed in a new browser window. Paste the link into the ‘What’s on your mind?’ status field at the top of the page. You can use Ctrl, V on your keyboard or right-click in the box and select Paste.

Step 4:

Give it a second and the GIF will automatically appear below the URL. You can delete this URL or leave it there – it’s up to you.

Step 5:

To post the GIF simply click Post – it’s that easy!

What does this mean for your brand? (a lot). This feature can now help your brand in so many ways; you just have to be creative about it and try A/B testing and see which one works for your audience.

Try posting GIF files on Facebook and tell us what you think in the comment box. Have fun.

This blog was written by the Sidekick Social Media team. Sidekick social media is a full-service digital marketing agency, we use our writing as a light to help businesses come out of the dark and in turn lead their industry.  Thank you for reading our blog for more valuable content visit

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