Share / Upload Animated .gif Photos / Images to Facebook Post

Description: Want to Share / Post / Upload Animated gif Photos or Images on your Facebook account? Here is a simple guide to learn how to upload .gif files on Facebook Updates.

Do you want to share animated gif files to your Facebook account? Here is a simple guide. Facebook doesn't have this feature, if you use 'Add photos/videos' to upload your gif file directly to Facebook, it will display as a normal photo. If you want to upload animated images on the Facebook newsfeed, you need to use an image hosting site that supports animated gif files. There are many free image hosting sites that support animated photos that you can use to embed gif files in Facebook. As we all know animated things are always eye catching so you can attract your audience by using gif. Therefore, here is a simple guide to share animated gif photos on Facebook.

how to upload animated gif to Facebook
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Upload / Post Animated gif on Facebook

If you already have a Gmail account, you're just few minutes away. If you don't have Gmail account, you can create a free Gmail account. I am using Gmail account because majority of peoples have already Gmail accounts. Now, get started.
  1. Sign into your Gmail account.
  2. Go to Picasa Web Album. Each Gmail users have 15 GB free space on their web album. You can use this space for hosting your photos including animated gif.
  3. Click on 'Upload'.

    how to upload gif files on picasa
  4. Write your album name, and drag and drop your gif file from your hard disk here.

    create gif file album
  5. Finally, click on 'OK'.
  6. You will be redirected to the recently created album. Now, click on your photo. It will display the actual animated picture. Right click on the animated image, and copy the image path direct link. For firefox users it is 'Copy Image Location', for chrome 'Copy Image URL'. Make sure your direct link ending with .gif extension.
  7. Go to your Facebook newsfeed, and paste the link in your status box.

    how to share gif animated file on facebook

    You might not see the preview here. Now, just click on 'Publish' button.
  8. You're done. You'll see your post like the following one.

    Shared Animated gif on Facebook

    You can view the live effect of animation by clicking on the 'GIF' circle placed on the photo.

You have successfully learned how to share animated gif to Facebook. You can also use few other image hosting site or blogging platforms like Blogger, Tumblr, Imgur and Giphy. Just host your animated gif file, open it and copy the direct link that you can paste it into your Facebook status box.

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