Ever heard of a little site called Facebook?
It’s this small underground website where people can interact with each other and share things that interest them, like the latest and greatest cat videos. :)
All kidding aside though…
You already know that Facebook is the biggest social media website around on the interwebz and that you should be on there to engage your audience.
And in this post I’ll show you a completely NEW way to do so!
What the heck is a Gif, and why should you care?
Firstly, what is a gif?
Basically it’s a really short (just a few seconds) clip without sound that keeps looping in your browser. Kinda like a moving picture.
Here’s an example of one:
Looks pretty cool, doesn’t it?
And you know what they say: A picture says more than a thousand words. And they usually get more engagement on Facebook as well.
That’s one of the main reasons why I like them.
You can easily find a gif to describe pretty much any situation, plus since few people use them at the moment, they stand out.
There’s unlimited possibilities
How do you post an animated Gif on Facebook?
You can easily share gifs like the one above on Facebook yourself. Just follow the steps below.
Video tutorial: How to post animated gifs on Facebook
Is video not your thing? Read the guide instead.
Step 1: First you’ll need to find the gif you want to post.
The site I use to get these gifs is called giphy.com.
Next you’re gonna want to browse their database to find a gif that’s fit just for the kind of post that you want to make.
There are two ways to find them:
1. Use the search bar to look for gifs related to a keyword of your choice.
2. Go over to categories and look through a variety of categories, including those from popular movies and (music) artists.
Step 2: Grab the gif’s source url.
Next you will need to grab the url of the actual gif, NOT the page it’s hosted on.
To do this:
First click on the gif you want to enlarge the picture. Next right click and select “Copy Image Url”.
Step 3: Finally you want to go over to Facebook and post it.
Go to the profile or page that you want to post to and then paste the url you have just gotten into the status update box.
You should now see a preview of your gif.
Now all you’ll have to do is type in the text you want to appear on your post and remove the link from the text field, and you done! :)
It’s that easy to do.
Quick question: Just curious, do you plan on using gifs for your business, and if so how do you plan to use them?
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To your success,
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