How To Add A GIF To A Post

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Drag and drop a GIF from your computer/device

Find the file you want to use on your computer/device.

Then simply drag and drop the GIF into the Post Editor.

Select a GIF from your computer/device

In the Post Editor, click Add media.

Select  Upload an Image/GIF.

Navigate to a GIF on your computer, then choose Open.

The GIF will then be inserted into your post where you can finish editing your text and post settings.

Copy the URL of a GIF on the web

You can create a post by pasting the URL of a GIF image from the web – handy for grabbing an image directly from GIFs already on the web. Some good sources for GIFs are Reddit, Giphy, and Gifbin.

Head over to your site of choice and select a GIF you’d like to post. Right-click on the GIF, and select Copy Image Address.

Returning to SmarterQueue, click Add Media and then select Copy an Image from the Web.

Then simply paste your copied link into the dialogue box and select Get Image.

SmarterQueue will add the GIF to your post, then display it in the post editor with as a static thumbnail with a small GIF label, so that you can remember which type of media you’ve used for your post.

Bulk Upload GIFs from a CSV file

Following the same procedure as when you copy the URL or a GIF on the web, you can add the URL of a GIF in a CSV file to import many GIFs at once.

Navigate to the Bulk Import page and scroll to the bottom of the page to download a sample CSV for bulk import.

Enter the URL of each GIF in the image column of your CSV file.

When your file is ready, head back to the import page and select Upload CSV File.

Navigate to the CSV saved on your computer, and choose Open.

Then, you can choose which posts to import, what Categories to use, and which social profiles to post to.

Share a GIF using the Bookmarklet

Navigate to a GIF you’d like to share on the web, then open the SmarterQueue bookmarklet.

Then, you can select a which Categories and social profiles you’d like to post to. Here you’ll be able to edit the post text and any other attributes before saving it to your Queue.

Search for a GIF when adding or editing a post

In the Post Editor, select add an image, then select Search for a GIF.

When you first open the GIF Search page, it shows Trending GIFs, as selected by Giphy staff.

You can enter a search term to look for specific GIFs, or load more popular GIFs by choosing “Load More” at the bottom of the page.

Click on a GIF to add it to your current post.

If you entered a search term, you can choose Save Search to save that search as one of your Import Sources, so that you can find those GIFs again with one click.

Search for a GIF on the ‘Find Content’ page

Navigate to the Find Content page, and select GIF Search on the left sidebar.

On the GIF Search page, select a GIF to add it to a new post.

Reuse a GIF from My Media

In the Post Editor, select Add Media, then choose My Media.

The My Media page will show all the GIFs you’ve used previously. Click on a GIF to preview it. 

From the GIF preview, select Share.

SmarterQueue will add your GIF to a new post that you can edit as usual.

Common questions

How will my GIF look when published?

GIFs are published on Facebook and Twitter as videos. GIFs will autoplay on Facebook and Twitter when your followers scroll them into view. GIFs posted to LinkedIn will be a link preview; clicking the preview will open the GIF, while Instagram doesn’t currently support GIFs.

What types and sizes of GIFs can I upload?

There is a file size limit of 15MB for GIFs to be uploaded to SmarterQueue. GIFs may be rejected by Twitter if they are too high-resolution, or are too long – even if it’s smaller than 15MB. Twitter limits are as follows:

  • Resolution can be up to 1280×1080
  • Number of frames must be less than 350
  • File size must be less than 15MB.
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