How to Post a GIF on Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, and Twitter

Post a GIF

In social media apps, GIF is mostly used during texting with loved ones. These enhance the chat and makes chat more enjoyable. Now, in statuses of Whats app or any other app, these are mostly used to make a status look funnier. Thus, GIFs are considered a great way to express your emotions online via different apps. Well, you can post it on a timeline to share your thoughts on a topic and send it to your friends too to share a laugh. Also, you can use it to comment on a post.  However, the only problem with these GIFs is that not all social networks support this format. Well, in this article, you will learn about how to post a GIF on Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, and Twitter. Also, you will never have to Google it again so, let’s go ahead!

How to create a GIF?

Before we tell how to post a GIF but firstly, you need to create the GIF and there are a number of ways to create it. You can use Photoshop to create a GIF out of images or videos. Well, if you are not an experienced Photoshop user, you can make use of one of the online GIF maker’s apps. Some of the most well-known options for creating a GIF are GIPHY and Make a GIF

Moreover, in the upcoming section, we will let you know how to post a GIF on different social media apps. So, let’s get started!

How to Post a GIF on Facebook

After creating and downloading a GIF on your device now, you can post it on Facebook. Well, to post a GIF on your Facebook timeline as a status update, follow the simple steps given below:

  1. Open Facebook and log in to your account.
  2. Select Create post option. 
  3. On the right side of Add to your post option, there appears a number of icons select the Photo/Video icon from it.
  4. Now, find your GIF and select the Open option. 
  5. Then, the GIF will appear as an attachment to your post. Now, select the Post option to upload it on the Facebook app. 

However, the Facebook app also has its own GIF gallery that can be used to post a GIF on your FB’s timeline. Well, you can find it on the right side of Add to your post option when selecting a More (three horizontal dots) option > click GIF. Moreover, you can browse the gallery or use the search bar to find a GIF you needed. Also, you will find the same GIF gallery in the Facebook Messenger app’s chat which lets you send a GIF to someone as a message on Facebook.

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Nonetheless, if you want to use a GIF as a comment on someone’s post or reply to their comment (via GIF) on Facebook. Well, to do so simply, follow the simple steps given below:

  1. Open Facebook and find a post you want to comment on. 
  2. Then, select a Comment option
  3. Now, select Comment with a GIF to choose a GIF from Facebook’s gallery. To use a custom GIF as a comment simply, select Attach a photo/video option, find a GIF, and select the Open option to paste it. 

Now, you will see that your GIF will appear in the thread of comments on the Facebook app. 

How to Post a GIF on Instagram

The Instagram app does not make it easy to post GIFs and this app’s network does not support the GIF format. When you try to upload a GIF on Instagram, it appears as a still image.

But, it is not impossible. However, you can upload a GIF as a Story on Instagram, as well as a normal post on your Insta’s feed. This all can be done using the app named GIPHY. Firstly, download and install this app on your smartphone. Well, to upload a GIF on an Instagram app (via GIPHY) then, follow the steps given below:

  1. Open GIPHY, log in to your account (or create a new one), as GIPHY has its own GIF gallery that can be used to find a GIF you wanted to post.  Well, to make a custom GIF and post it on Instagram, select Create
  2. Select a GIF previously created and saved on your device’s gallery (or choose a video that you to turn into a GIF). 
  3. On the Upload Your GIF page, select the option Share GIF placed at the bottom left side. 
  4. Now, select the Instagram icon to post your GIF on it (i.e., select to either share it on your Feed or Stories)

Moreover, GIPHY will redirect you to Instagram to upload your GIF on an Instagram app. Well, make use of the same method to upload GIFs that you created earlier in GIPHY on the Facebook app or the Snapchat app. 

How to Post a GIF on Reddit

The Reddit app is a platform where using GIFs is considered the most suitable and expected place. But, you can’t use a GIF as a comment while can be used either by uploading it on your profile page (or posting it on a community page). Well, to post a GIF on the Reddit app, follow the steps given below:

  1. Open the Reddit app and log in to your account.
  2. Select the Create Post option
  3. Under Choose a community option, select the community page option where you can post your GIF. 
  4. Select the Images & Video option (either drag and drop your GIF, or select Upload to open it).
  5. Now, go to the Post tab again and fill in Title & Text (optional). 
  6. If you are satisfied with the contents of your post then, select the Post option.

Hence, the GIF will appear on the community page (as a normal post) on the Reddit app. That’s it!

How to Post a GIF on Twitter

GIFs are quite popular on Twitter, most GIFs that we see on the internet come from Twitter. So, if you want your GIF to get famous, Twitter is your platform, and here is how you can post such GIFs on Twitter.

  1. Open Twitter and log in using your account.
  2. Under the What’s Happening section, you’ll see the option upload GIF.
  3. You can either select from the already available GIFs, or you can upload a custom GIF by clicking the Media.
  4. Once GIF is uploaded, you can click Tweet to share it with your public

How to Post a GIF on Any Site

If a website won’t support GIF, there is one way you can still upload that media on that platform. You can convert that GIF into a video and upload it anywhere you want.

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