How to add an animated GIF into an Email

1 month ago

In this day and age, you almost definitely send your friends hilarious GIF reactions on a daily basis, but did you know you can include them in your emails?

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If you want your marketing emails to stand out from the crowd, then you should be incorporating animated GIFs into your messages.

Here is an easy step-by-step guide to adding GIF reactions to an email.

Add an animated GIF in an emails

1. Copy the GIF link

You may have tried to save a GIF by right-clicking and saving it to your computer, but that only saves a still image of the GIF.

What you need to do instead is copy the GIF's link, and this can be done in a number of ways.

On a GIF website, you can usually copy the link through a prompt beside the animation itself, and if you've found the GIF on a different site, you can simply right click and select "copy image address".

2. Insert the GIF into your email

  • Open your email account and open a new message as you would usually do.

  • Select the "Insert Photo" option when composing a new email, this is done by clicking the image at the bottom which is shaped like a square with a mountain in it.

  • In this section you will be given several options, click the "web address" option and then paste the image address into the bar labelled "Paste an image URL here", the image will then appear in the bar.

  • Click "Insert" and the GIF will now appear in your email.

You can also scale and mov your GIF inside your message by click on it once and then holding the corners of the image to change it to your desired size.

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