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Upload or Post a GIF on Facebook on Desktop

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Upload or Post a GIF on Facebook on Desktop

From your desktop computer, you can insert a GIF in your regular Facebook post or in a comment on someone’s post.

Post a GIF as a Status

To add a GIF to a new post in your Facebook profile, first, launch your favorite web browser and access the Facebook site.

On Facebook’s homepage, at the top, click the “What’s on Your Mind” box to compose a new post.

Click "Whats' on Your Mind" at the top.

At the bottom of the “Create Post” window that opens, click the three dots.

Select the three dots at the bottom.

From the menu that opens, select “GIF.”

Click "GIF" in the menu.

On the “Choose a GIF” window, click the search box and type a term to find your GIF. Then choose that GIF in the search results.

Search for and select a GIF.

If you have stored your GIF on your computer, then on the “Create Post” window, click “Photo/Video” to upload the GIF from your machine.

If you’d like to embed a GIF from a website, copy the link to that GIF and add it as text to your post. Like so:


Once you paste the link and the GIF appears, you can remove the GIF link and replace it with other text if you want. Your GIF image will be retained.

Paste the GIF's link.

And that’s how you add a GIF to your Facebook status.

Post a GIF as a Comment

To post a GIF in a comment, find the post where you want to comment. Then, in the “Write a Comment” field, click the “GIF” icon. Select the GIF to add to your comment.

To add a GIF from your computer, then in the “Write a Comment” field, click the “Attach a Photo or Video” option (a camera icon) and choose your GIF file.

Select the "Attach a Photo or Video" option.

Then hit Enter to publish the GIF in your comment. And you are done.

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