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There are two ways to add a GIF to Google Slides:
Your Google Slides presentation doesn’t have to be boring, static slides. One of the ways you can inject a bit of character into your slideshow is by adding a GIF to Google Slides.
Using GIFs in your Google Slides can make your presentation more visually appealing and captivate your audience's attention.
So, if you are looking for a more fun and contemporary way of bringing your Google Slides to life, keep on reading to learn how to add a GIF to your Google Slides.
Adding GIFs to your Google Slides is extremely easy. You can upload it from your computer or Google Drive. However, the latter method may be a bit more complex if you’ve never done it.
The easiest way is to add a GIF by copying and pasting its URL from sites like GIPHY.
The most important thing is to upload the GIF correctly, so it works as an animation and not as a static image.
Below, we’ll discuss how to add a GIF from your computer and with an URL.
Inserting a GIF from your computer is easy. First, you need to find and download the GIF you want to use to your local or cloud storage like you’d save an image or video.
Then, follow the steps below to add a GIF from your computer.
You can move the GIF and adjust the size according to your needs. Click and drag the GIF or hover over it and drag the corners of the GIF to resize it.
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Apart from uploading it from your computer, you can also insert a GIF by using its URL with the Insert image by URL option in Google Slides. Here’s how to do it:
Now, you can adjust the size and move the GIF on the slide as you wish.
Above, we briefly discussed how adding GIFs to your Google Slides could help bring more life into your presentation. But if you are still not convinced, here are additional benefits why you should consider adding GIFs to your Google Slides presentation:
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Above, we mentioned GIPHY as a source where you can find GIFs.
But, if you can’t find a relevant GIF, and you have something else in mind, you can also create your own GIF. There are many sites that allow you to create a GIF.
To mention several:
If you prefer uploading already made images, there are many GIF sites that offer vast GIF libraries to search from. To name a few: Tenor, Reddit, Gfycat, Imgur and Reaction GIFs.
Here are some of the most popular GIFs to give you inspiration about what to include in your presentation:
You can find all these and more GIFs on the GIPHY app. To add them to your Google Slides presentation, just click on the ‘Share’ icon right of the GIF and click ‘Copy GIF Link’. Then, just follow the steps for inserting a GIF to Google Slides with the URL above.
Alternatively, right-click on the GIF and select ‘Save Image As’ to download the GIF to your computer, and then follow the steps to insert it by uploading it from your computer.
Adding GIFs to your Google Slides helps you infuse more life into your presentation, make it more visually appealing, and increase audience engagement.
There are two ways you can insert a GIF into Google Slides: by downloading the GIF from a website like GIPHY and then using the Insert > Image > Upload from computer option; or by inserting the GIF with the URL by clicking Insert > Image > By URL.
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