Using Animated GIFs in Facebook Posts

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This post is just a quick tip about how to put an animated GIF onto a Facebook post. See how the tear in the above picture is flashing on and off? It doesn’t go into how to create an animated GIF – more on that in a later article.

Firstly, you need to upload your animated GIF to another site – your WordPress site for example! You can use any website you like. If you don’t have your own site, you can easily create a WordPress blog at https://wordpress.com/.

Next, copy the link to the GIF file (from whatever website you have uploaded it to) and paste into your Facebook post. The easiest way is to right click the picture and copy the image address. This is a screenshot from the Chrome browser.

In my case, the link is http://www.rjne.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Decimation-animated-tear-small.gif.  When you post to Facebook, just make sure it’s the first link in the post. Facebook will follow the link and embed the picture, together with its animation.

That’s all there is to it.

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rtburke

My books are thrillers with a twist. To date I have written three full length books including The Rage (http://mybook.to/TheRage), Decimation (http://mybook.to/Decimation) and The Colour of the Soul (http://mybook.to/COTS). Some of my short stories have also been published including A Christmas Killing in the Bloodhound Books anthology, Dark Minds and The Offer in the Corona Book of Science Fiction. I live with my wife and daughter in North East Hampshire. You can follow me on Twitter @RTBurkeAuthor. I am also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RichardTBurkeAuthor I am always delighted to hear from readers and will try to respond to all messages personally.

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