Learn How To Make A Gif On Facebook

If someone had told me a few years ago that a large portion of our online communication would be driven by short, looped videos, I would have raised an eyebrow. Fast forward to now, GIFs have become an integral part of our digital lexicon. Recently, I embarked on a delightful little quest: making and sharing GIFs on Facebook. Let me walk you through my process.

1. Facebook’s Hidden Gem: The GIF Creator

While I’d been using Facebook for years, I’d never noticed its in-built GIF maker tool until one idle evening. You can find this treasure tucked within the Facebook Camera feature:

  • Launch your Facebook app.
  • Head to the camera icon, usually nestled at the top-left corner.
Facebook's Hidden Gem: The GIF Creator


2. Crafting That Perfect GIF

Inside the camera tool, the world’s your oyster:

  • Swipe or tap around the lower icons until you spot the ‘GIF’ label. Once there:
  • Press and hold the record button. Keep in mind, GIFs are short bursts of joy, so a few seconds will do.
  • Done capturing? Spice it up! Add stickers, text, or that retro filter you always liked.

For those eager to dive deep into the intricacies of Facebook’s GIF tool, DigitalTrends has an insightful piece. It certainly opened my eyes to some nifty tricks.

3. Showcase Your Creation

After molding your GIF to your satisfaction:

  • Tap ‘Next’ and decide your GIF’s destiny: your story, your feed, or a direct message to a friend perhaps?
  • Don’t forget to add a snappy caption (if it’s destined for your feed) and voila! You’re all set.
Showcase Your Creation

4. Branching Out: External GIF Tools

Facebook isn’t the sole player in the GIF game. The internet’s brimming with platforms like Giphy and EZGif that let you craft a GIF from the ground up or metamorphose a video into one. Once birthed, simply download and post on Facebook, just as you would with a beloved photo.

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Benjamin Johnson

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