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How to add animated GIFs correctly in Google Docs and Slides

Whether it's to better explain concepts or make your presentation slides shine, you can say a lot with the right animated GIF in your Google Docs, so it's a good thing you can create your own animated GIFs. Top 3 Tools to Create Free Animated GIFs on Windows Top 3 Tools to Create Free Animated GIFs on Windows Would you like to start creating your own GIFs? These tools will cheer you up in no time. Read More

However, GIFs will not play correctly if you simply drag and drop or insert directly into a Google document. Follow the steps below to get your GIFs animated today.

How to add animated GIFs in Google Docs and slides

You can use Google image search To sift through the GIF universe. Unfortunately, you can't use Image Search within Google Docs to search for animated GIFs, so head over to the Google search engine with your browser.

  1. Type your search keyword into the image search engine.
  2. Go Tools> Type> Animated to filter animated GIFs from all other image types.
  3. Select the image you want to use and click on it to view it in its actual resolution. Get Image Address - Right-click the image and select Copy Image Address .
  4. Open your document. Place the cursor in the correct location. Go to the Insert> Image> By URL .
  5. Paste the address of the image that you copied in the previous step. Click Insert in the image box shown. The animated GIF is added to your document in the location you choose.

You can also create your own GIFs and insert them into Google Docs and Slides. In fact, all document types in Google Drive accept animated GIFs, but the most common are Docs and Slides. Using Google Docs plugins is another way to get much more from the platform.

Do you use animated GIFs for your documents for humor or emotion? Where do you get them??