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How to Post a GIF on Facebook in 4 Ways

Upload GIF to Facebook in 4 Ways

By Kendra D. Mitchell | Sep 16,2020 21:18 pm

Upload GIF to Facebook in 4 Ways

GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) is one of the famous animated image formats. They are just rocking the online world with their amazing animations. All in all, still photos create more desire among the audience to enjoy animations that tell a thousand words story in just a few seconds. Facebook, Tumblr, and BuzzFeed are three popular for most GIF usage. Often, we come across the question, how do you post a GIF on Facebook?

Thus, we decided to share the whole matter in this article. It contains all aspects and methods by which it is possible to add GIF to Facebook, even on iPhone devices.


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Part 1. How to Add/Share a GIF to Facebook?

Now, it’s been a task of seconds to share or add GIF to Facebook. The most popular GIF website called GIPHY offers many options to do the same. So, without wasting any time, we would like to introduce some easy steps by which you can share your selected GIF on Facebook.

In total, there are 2 methods GIPHY provides as follows.

Method 1: Upload GIF to Facebook Directly from giphy.com

The steps given below will assist you in uploading GIF directly on Facebook.

Step 1. Go to www.giphy.com

Direct to the above-given website and select the GIF you want to upload. You can create, upload, or choose from their already made stuff of new GIFs. The site provides GIFs in categories such as Entertainment, Reactions, Stickers, Sports, and Artists. So, use their Search tab and choose your favorite GIF.

Visit Giphy Website

Step 2. Click a GIF that You Like

Click the selected GIF. It will direct you to a new window with several options. Here, you can add it to favorites, copy links, media, embed, and share it with Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, etc.

Step 3. Click the Facebook Icon

Then, you need to click the Facebook upload button on the GIF detail window. A new page will appear asking you to write something about the GIF or show any feeling or activity and then ultimately hit the Post to Facebook button.

Similarly, you can use GIPHY App to add GIF to Facebook in a few minutes. After selecting your favorite GIF or creating or uploading your own, tap on the share icon given below any of the GIFs.

Select a GIF and Share it to Facebook

Method 2: Add GIF Natively to Facebook

Instead of directly sharing GIFs to Facebook, you can also a somewhat lengthy process if you don’t want the Giphy to intervene in your Facebook profile. Consider the steps given below to do the same.

Step 1. Open Giphy App or Giphy Website

First of all, you need to open the Giphy official website or Giphy App. Then, select the GIF you want to add to Facebook.

Step 2. Click Selected GIF

Click the chosen GIF and direct yourself to GIF detail window. It will offer you different options, as discussed above. Right-click and save the GIF on the desktop. If you are on mobile, hit the Save button to keep it on the camera roll.

Save the Selected GIF to Your Computer

Step 3. Open Your Facebook Profile

After you save the GIF image, open your Facebook profile. Then, in the section Add Photo/Video, select the saved GIF. It will take just a second or two to upload the GIF. Once it is uploaded, simply hit the Post button.

Upload the Saved GIF to Facebook and Post it

So, these are 2 simple methods to know how to share a GIF on Facebook. Gfycat is one of the popular alternatives to Giphy if you are curious to search more GIFs.

Part 2. How to Post GIF to Facebook with GIF Feature?

If you want to know how to use GIFs on Facebook, consider this step by step, guide, and effectively use its GIF feature.

Step 1. Log in to Your Facebook Account

In Step 1, you need to log in to your Facebook account. Check for the option Make Post on the Facebook home screen, which is present at the top.

Step 2. Click Three Dots

As you head towards sharing the GIF, three dots will appear at the side, as shown in the figure. Simply click them for more post options.

Click the Three Dots in Facebook

Step 3. Click the GIF Button

A set of different options will appear in front of you from which you have to go for GIF. The button is easy to find and offers many GIFs to post on your Facebook post directly. Scroll the bar to find more GIFs as there is no shortage.

Use Facebook GIF Feature to Add GIF

Step 4. Share GIF

Simply click the GIF you want to share on a Facebook post, add any text if you wish to, and hit the Post button.

Post Animated GIF in Facebook

Part 3. How to Post GIF to Facebook Comment?

In this section, we will let you know how to add a GIF to Facebook comment in four simple steps.

Step 1. Go to the Facebook Post

Search the post you would like to add a comment on with GIF and click the Comment button given under the post. In the tab, write a comment, you can share your thoughts with text, GIF, photo, or emoji.

Find the Facebook Comment and Add GIF to It

Step 2. Click the GIF button

After adding text or other feedback, simply click the GIF button and search your GIF from different options. For GIF, you can search phrases like proud of you, well done, congrats, etc. After that, select that GIF to see its preview. Click the x button to remove GIF if you don’t like it. Doing this will delete the comment as well as GIF.

Step 3. Tap the Enter Button to Post GIF

After selecting your GIF, put the cursor in the comment box and hit the Enter button. The comment will get immediately posted after that, which you can see at the bottom of existing comments.

Put a GIF on Facebook Comment

In this way, it is so effortless to upload GIFs to Facebook comments.

Part 4. How to Post a GIF on Facebook from iPhone?

Read the section carefully if you want to know how to put a GIF on Facebook from an iOS device. However, almost similar, there are mainly there are two ways to do the same on your iPhone device.

Method 1: Use Facebook GIF feature

As the name suggests, Facebook has its GIF feature. We have also discussed the same in earlier sections. So, let’s get started on how to use the Facebook GIF feature in some simple steps.

Step 1. Go to Create Post Section

If you want to add GIF to a Facebook post, then follow these steps. Run your Facebook app first. Then, What's on your mind will appear on the Facebook front page. Click it lightly, and you will see GIF Feature.

Find the GIF Feature of Facebook App

Step 2. Click the GIF Button

Then, simply hit the GIF button and search or select your favorite GIF from different options available.

Step 3. Hit Share Button

After you select your GIF, simply press the Blue Post button, and you’re good to go!

Select a GIF from Facebook GIF Feature and Post it

Method 2: Use Giphy App

Use the GIF app, such as Giphy to create, upload, or select your favorite GIF and share it further on social media like Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Step 1. Go to GIPHY App in Your iPhone

Go to and select from lots of GIF options available.

Launch Giphy App

Step 2. Click the GIF that You Choose

Select the GIF and click it. A new detail page will open while offering you different options for sharing. Click the Facebook button.

Find the Facebook Sharing Button in Giphy App

Step 3. Share GIF to Facebook

After you click the Facebook button, it will direct to your Facebook profile. You can either type something for the GIF or post any feeling with it. However, you can also share a simple GIF. Then, hit the blue Share button to share the GIF post.

Share a GIF to Facebook

Summary

Hopefully, you have enjoyed all the versions by which you can upload GIFs to Facebook. Read all the steps carefully and you will be able to do the task in seconds. GIFs are not going anywhere if we consider its scope in the future, so why not enjoy this beautiful concept starting now!

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