How to Post a GIF on Facebook Post – Facebook has added some awesome GIF-sharing features to their site, making it easy for users to share them with their friends in multiple ways. Want to learn how to use these new GIF Facebook features, or upload GIFs you’ve created yourself? We’ll show you how it’s done!
GIF on Facebook
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To begin, we’ll show you how to easily share an animated image on your profile with the built-in GIF search and sharing feature.
How to post a GIF on your Timeline
1. Open Facebook.com in your browser and log in.
Using whichever web browser you prefer to use on your computer, navigate to Facebook.com. Then, log in to your account.
2. Click in the text box that says “what’s on your mind” to start creating a new post.
Now, start making a new Facebook status as you normally would. At the top of the page, click the text box to begin.
3. Select the GIF option.
In the options that appear below the text box in the new post window, you’ll see various options of things to add to your post. Click GIF to access Facebook’s database of animations.
4. Find a GIF you like and click on it to add it to your post.
In the pop-up window that appears, you can browse featured animations, or search for something more specific. Scroll through the featured images, or click in the search bar at the top of the window and type in what you’d like to find. When you see one that catches your eye, click the image to add it to your new status.
5. Add any other details you’d like to include, then share it to your timeline.
If you’d like, you can add a caption, tag friends, add a location, or anything else you want to include in your post. Then share the post to your timeline as you normally would.
Add additional details to the post, and then share it
That’s all it takes to share a GIF on your Facebook timeline. If you’d like to post one in a comment on someone else’s post, we’ll show you how to do that next.
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How to Post a GIF in a Facebook Comment
1. Find a friend’s post you’d like to comment on, then click in the text box labelled “Comment on This Post.”
Scroll through your Facebook feed to see posts your friends have shared. When you come across one you’d like to comment on, click the text box at the bottom that says: “Comment on This Post.”
2. Then click the GIF icon on the right.
Within the comment text box, you should see a few different icons on the right side. Click the GIF icon to access the browse/search pop-up menu, just like the one that comes up for posting a GIF in a status update.
3. Search for and find an animated GIF you like, then click one to post it as a comment.
Browse through the featured images that appear in the menu automatically, or use the convenient search bar to find images related to a certain topic. When you see one you’d like to post, click on it to share it. The image will automatically be shared as a comment when you click it, so be sure you’ve chosen the right one!
4. Write anything else you’d like to say in a separate comment.
If there was anything else you wanted to leave in a comment, you can click in the comment text box and write a separate comment after you’ve posted the GIF you selected. You cannot add text to GIF comments – the images speak for themselves!
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