How to Make Animated GIFs for Facebook [Ultimate Guide]

January 18, 2022Ashley Mae

Since the development of texting animated GIFs, Facebook has become popular all the more. Indeed, this function diversified the subscribers' way to express their emotions, situation, and more. You must be curious as beginners: how to make an animated GIF for Facebook yourself? Well, you can follow this post that teaches the detailed steps. Please read carefully!

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Part 1: How to Make GIFs for Facebook with BOOMERANG

Developed by the same company like Instagram, BOOMERANG is specially designed to shoot a burst of photos, which you can use for making GIFs for your Facebook story. However, unlike other GIFs, this kind of GIF can play forward and backward automatically with no need for editing. As for its weakness, you can only use it on mobile devices like Android and iOS. But in general, this tool is quite useful to create and post your GIFs on Facebook.

Key features:

1. Play a GIF forward and backward instead of looping.

2. Make your GIFs more special and create a different style.

3. Allow you to share your GIFs directly to social media including Facebook.

4. Easy to operate with a clean and intuitive user interface.

Step 1.
Download the BOOMERANG app and install it on your mobile phone. Once you have launched it, you should set the scene in advance.
Step 2.
Besides the shooting contents, you can also think over where you want to complete the shooting and what frame your works need.
Step 3.
Now you can start to shoot. Just tap and hold on to the white circle on your screen. Make sure your cellphone is stable to keep the quality.
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Step 4.
Tap the stop icon to save the GIF on your device. Or you can also share the GIF to your Facebook and other social media platforms.

Part 2: How to Make GIFs for Facebook from Photos and Videos

When you want to customize the effects of your GIFs before sharing them on your Facebook or other social media, you must choose a fancier version of GIF maker with multiple features. Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate could be the most worthy to mention. As a professional GIF Maker, it allows you to adjust the filters, brightness, contrast, saturation, and more to create GIFs from images. You can choose to add your watermarks or remove the original watermark as you wish. Besides, you can also customize the output size and the frame rate so that you can make high-quality GIFs and post them on your Facebook.

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Step 1.
To create a GIF to post on your Facebook comment, you should install and launch it on your computer after downloading first of all.
Step 2.
Click the + icon on the main screen to throw the video you want to use into this app. Then click the Converter button. And the video will play automatically.
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Step 3.
Click the Edit button to change the filter, brightness, and more if needed. To protect the creation right, you can add a watermark on it. Moreover, you can also cut unwanted parts in the Cut function. There are options to adjust the output size and frame rate, which can improve the GIFs quality. And you can tick the box beside the Loop button to repeat the GIF.
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Step 4.
After all settings, you can click the Generate GIF button to start converting and save it on your device. Then, you can use the GIF you make on your Facebook at will.
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Part 3: FAQs about How to Make GIFs for Facebook

1. Can I make my GIFs within the Facebook app?

No. You can't make your GIFs in the Facebook app anymore now. Facebook did develop the function of making GIFs with its built-in camera ever. But they phased this feature out in recent years because it is not competitive compared with other similar apps.

2. Is there a time limit for the GIFs posted on Facebook?

Yes. There will be a time limit on the GIFs you posted on your Facebook. And the duration depends on different apps that everyone uses to make their GIFs. But generally, the duration shouldn't be too long or too short, because it will influence both the receiver's feeling and the GIFs' size.

3. How to post my GIFs on my Facebook page?

Open the status box in the profile of your Facebook. Then click the GIF icon to look for the GIF you want to add from your GIF library. When you have decided and chosen which GIF to add, the GIF will attach to your Facebook post. When the post-finish, just click the Share icon to post your GIFs on your Facebook page.


This article introduces to us the best two ways to make animated GIFs for Facebook. If you like your GIFs to play forward and backward automatically, you can use the BOOMERANG app by Instagram. However, you can use some fancy functions during the process, and you have to operate it on your mobile devices. Therefore, to create GIFs with wonderful quality and edit them like looping GIFs, the all-in-one tool Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate should always be your first choice. Just try it, and you can leave a comment or contact us if you have any questions about this tool.

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