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How to post a GIF on Facebook

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 

  1. Open Facebook
  2. Click What’s On Your Mind
  3. Select GIF
  4. Scroll or search to find a GIF
  5. Click on a GIF
  6. Hit Post
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How to post a GIF on Facebook

  1. Step

    Open Facebook

    We’ll be using screenshots from the Facebook website but you can also post GIFs through the mobile app. How to post a GIF on Facebook

  2. Step

    Click What’s On Your Mind

    This is where you can post Facebook statuses. How to post a GIF on Facebook

  3. Step

    Select GIF

    You can also add text at this stage if you plan to caption your GIF. How to post a GIF on Facebook

  4. Step

    Use the search bar to find a GIF

    Or scroll down to look through Facebook’s suggested GIFs. How to post a GIF on Facebook

  5. Step

    Click on a GIF

    This will select that GIF. How to post a GIF on Facebook

  6. Step

    Hit Post to share

    This is your final chance to add a caption or tag a friend in the post. How to post a GIF on Facebook


How to comment a GIF on Facebook

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.

How to upload your own GIF to Facebook

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.

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