How To Upload A Gif To Discord?

by David Valdez
How To Upload A Gif To Discord

If you’re a member of an online gaming community like Discord, you’ve probably already seen a fair share of Gifs. These animated images with sound are perfect for expressing yourself in text-based online communities—so much so that they’re almost expected! In fact, if you haven’t already noticed, most chat rooms and communities these days have their own specific Gif reaction. With that being said, using Gifs as your primary means of communication can get old pretty fast. That’s why we’re here to show you how to upload a Gif to Discord. You see, while it might seem like everyone and their grandma has their own personal Gif library stored somewhere on the internet, the truth is that finding and uploading a new one into Discord is often a difficult task to take on.

How To Upload A Gif To Discord?

Step One: Find Your Gif

When you’re ready to search for a new Gif, open your preferred browser and navigate to Giphy. From there, search for or click on the “Gif” tab. Next, you’ll want to sort the search results by “Most Popular” by clicking on the small “Popular” button underneath the search field. Once you’ve found a Gif you’d like to use, click the image to make it full-screen. This will allow you to see the Gif in its entirety and make selecting it a lot easier. If you’d like to use this Gif, copy the URL from your browser’s address bar. Otherwise, you can click outside of the Gif frame to close it.

Step Two: Copy the Gif’s URL

All that’s left to do now is to copy the URL of the Gif you’d like to use. Once again, open your browser and navigate to the Giphy search page. From there, click on the Gif you’d like to use and scroll down to the URL section. Note: If you’re using Google Chrome, you’ll need to click on “Copy image URL” instead of “Copy URL.” Once you’ve clicked on either option, a new tab will appear and the URL for the Gif will appear in your browser’s address bar.

Step Three: Paste the Gif URL into Discord

Now that you’ve successfully copied the URL of your Gif, you can head on over to your Discord chat room. Once there, click on the “Insert” button found above your text box. From there, select “Image” and click “Select Image.” Once the “Images” menu appears, click “Paste” and the URL of your Gif will appear in the menu. Once you’ve selected the Gif, you can customize its size and position in the Discord chat room by clicking the “Arrange” button in the lower-right corner of the screen.

Step Four: Preview and Save

Finally, you can preview and save the Gif. Once the Gif has loaded, click on the “Play” button in the upper-right corner of the screen. This will start the Gif animation. Once you’ve found a good stopping point, click on the “Pause” button. This will allow you to save the Gif to your computer. To save the Gif, you’ll need to use the “Save Image As” option on your computer.

How To Create A Gif?

  1. Select a software

At first, you have to select software that can help you to create gifs. There is much software available for creating GIFs. But we have tested Gifmaker to create GIFs.

  1. Select a file

Now select the file you want to convert into GIF. The output size of the converted file will be reduced according to the size of the selected file while converting. If you want to convert a large and high-quality video, then it is suggested that you should convert the video and then save it as a GIF.

  1. Select quality level & settings

You need to select quality level & settings according to your requirement and choose the output format in which you want your GIF file saved on your computer as well as it can be used on various applications like web browsers, social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, etc., mobile apps like Whatsapp, Messenger, etc., emails and also for sharing on other sites or applications like forums or blogs, etc. You can change the options like resizing, frame rate, resolution, aspect ratio (4:3 or 16:9) & background color of your gif using these settings. You can also save your animated gif in different formats such as .gif, .webm & .mp4 format too without any problem by changing these settings for better results on different platforms of internet users like android mobiles, IOS mobiles, etc. They are all possible if you know how to use these settings properly in order to make them more compatible with various platforms of internet users. Try to take good quality and high-resolution video in which your desired gif is visible. The size of the converted video will be reduced according to the selected file size while converting. You can select GIF animation from different categories like cartoons, movies, TV shows or video games, etc.

  1. Select output format & settings

You have to select the output format according to your requirement and settings you want to save your animated GIF file on your computer as well as it can be used on various applications like web browsers, social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, etc., mobile apps like Whatsapp, Messenger, etc., emails and also for sharing on other sites or applications like forums or blogs, etc. You can change the options like resizing, frame rate, resolution, aspect ratio (4:3 or 16:9) & background color of your gif using these settings. You can also save your animated GIF file in different formats such as .gif, .webm & .mp4 format too without any problem by changing these settings for better results on different platforms of internet users like android mobiles, IOS mobiles, etc. The output path is where you want to save this converted animated GIF file on your computer. If you want to make changes in the settings later then simply click on the “Save” button instead of the “Start” button so that this animated GIF will be saved with all previously set options. After saving this animated GIF image by clicking the “Save” button, it will take some time to convert this animated GIF file to the selected settings.

  1. Convert Animated GIF To Video Format

Once you have selected the output format and settings, then you can click on the “Start” button to start converting the animated GIF files to video format. After that, it will start converting the animated GIF files with the selected settings on your computer. You can see the progress of converting animated GIF files on your computer and also you can see how much time is remaining for this process when you are working on different applications or websites like Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms, etc. After successful conversion of the animated GIF file on your computer, it will automatically save the animated gif image or video in your desired folder along with all previously set options. You can also click on the “Open” button so that you can view this converted animated gif image or video in a different application like web browsers, mobile apps like Whatsapp, Messenger, etc., emails, and also for sharing on other sites or applications like forums or blogs, etc.

Conclusion

Uploading a Gif to Discord is a simple process. All you need are the right tools and a few minutes of time. With that being said, finding the perfect Gif that fits the situation can be an incredibly difficult task. Luckily for you, we’ve compiled a list of different Gifs you can use for all sorts of situations. With these Gifs at your disposal, you’ll never have to worry about posting the wrong reaction again!

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