Sometimes the best way to express yourself online is with the right GIF. We’ve put together this guide to teach you how to post a GIF on Facebook.
Believe it or not, there was a point in time when you couldn’t share a GIF on Facebook – at least not without heading to a third-party website like Giphy and sharing the GIF from there.
Thankfully, Facebook now has an entire GIF library built into its post function. Keep reading to learn how to post a GIF in your Facebook status or on a Facebook page, or scroll down to the bottom of this page for advice on posting a GIF in a Facebook comment or uploading your own custom GIF from your desktop.
What you’ll need
- A Facebook account
- A PC, tablet or smartphone
The Short Version
- Open Facebook
- Click What’s On Your Mind
- Select GIF
- Scroll or search to find a GIF
- Click on a GIF
- Hit Post
How to post a GIF on Facebook
We’ll be using screenshots from the Facebook website but you can also post GIFs through the mobile app.
Click What’s On Your Mind
This is where you can post Facebook statuses.
You can also add text at this stage if you plan to caption your GIF.
Use the search bar to find a GIF
Or scroll down to look through Facebook’s suggested GIFs.
Click on a GIF
This will select that GIF.
Hit Post to share
This is your final chance to add a caption or tag a friend in the post.
You can also share a GIF in a comment on someone else’s Facebook post. To do this, simply click the GIF button next to the Write A Comment box under any post and use the search tool to find a GIF.
To upload your own GIF, simply open the Facebook status box and click Photo/Video. Click Add Photos/Videos and choose a GIF from your device to upload. Then, click Post.