How to Add Audio to GIF for Instagram: 3 Great Ways (Online, PS, Phone)

Last Updated: 2022. 11. 14

You happened to find a hilarious GIF and wanted to add audio to it to make it come alive for Instagram. However, there is a catch: the GIF format simply doesn’t support sound. So, this there an easy way for you to add audio to GIFs? Well, the answer is definitely.

So, in this tutorial, we will walk you through 2 great ways to add audio or any sound to GIFs. Then, you can easily share the looping GIFs with audio to Instagram, etc.

Here’s What You Will Learn:

Here is a quick takeaway for adding audio to GIFs:

Since GIF format doesn’t support audio files, a great workaround is to add audio to GIF first and save it as a looping video with audio to achieve the desired result. Also, read top 8 GIF to MP4 online converters.

How to Add Audio to GIF by FlexClip Online

To add any audio to GIFs, including your voiceovers, sound effects, or music, one of your go-to choices is to use FlexClip online video maker. With FlexClip, you can use your audio files or select from 74,000+ royalty-free music tracks and sound effects for your GIFs.

Add audio to GIFs by FlexClip online.

Besides, not only can you add sound to a single GIF, but also add multiple layers of audio tracks to different GIFs in sequence or GIF collages with the click of a button. With FlexClip’s motion tool, animating the movements of GIFs and text animations becomes easy like never before.

Step 1
Access FlexClip and upload your GIFs from your PC or phone and set the video aspect ratio (16:9, 1:1,4:5, 9:16) and video duration needed. Here, for an Instagram Feed post, let’s set it to 1:1.
Upload your GIFs to clips and set the video aspect ratio and duration needed

Upload your GIFs to clips and set the video aspect ratio and duration needed.

Step 2
Click Add AS Layer to add your GIF to the timelines and drag its four corners to fill the screen. Or you may also add GIF to GIF to make a GIF collage.
Add the GIF to the timeline and drag it to fill the screen

Add the GIF to the timeline and drag it to fill the screen.

Step 3
Add audio to your GIF.

You can upload your audio files or you can click the Audio tab and select from 74,000+ royalty-free music and sound effects for your GIF. For this funny GIF, let’s search for “Yawn” sound effects to add a sense of humor to this GIF. You can move the playhead to position the audio for when it should appear or trim and split the audio. Fade in/out effect is also available.

Add yawn sound effects to the funny GIF or you can record your voiceover to it

Add yawn sound effects to the funny GIF or you can record your voiceover to it.

Alternatively, you can click the voiceover tool to record your funny voiceovers for the GIFs as well.

Step 4
Create the GIF looping effect for the video.

Click the Duplicate button to copy and paste the GIF and audio many times to create the looping effect as if an animated GIF.

Duplicate the GIF and audio to create the looping effect in the video

Duplicate the GIF and audio to create the looping effect in the video.

Step 5
Add animated text to spice up the video. (Optional)

Click the Text tab > scroll down to select from hundreds of interesting titles like speech bubbles, and comic bubbles for your GIFs. You can customize the texts, meme fonts, styles, color and motion, and duration as well. Then, copy and paste the first text to different clips. GIPHY stickers are also available in the Elements tab.

Add comic speech button text animations to the GIF

Add comic speech button text animations to the GIF.

Step 6
Preview and share.

Done with the editing. You can directly download the looping video with audio to your PC or share it to Google Drive, or Dropbox; a clickable link and an embed code are also available for other repurposing. Then, you can post it to Instagram because IG also doesn’t support GIF format.

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How to Add Audio to GIF using PhotoShop

Probably, to your great surprise, your PhotoShop is more than a professional graphics editor. You can also add audio to your GIF with it as well and export it as a GIF video with audio. If you have PhotoShop installed on your Mac or Windows, here is how to add custom Audio to GIFs. Also, read how to create the lens flare effect in PhotoShop.

Step 1
Open your PhotoShop and import the GIF to it. Then each frame of the GIF will be opened in multiple layers in the PhotoShop.
Step 2
Go to Window > scroll down to select Timeline. You can see your GIFs on the timeline interface in PS.
Step 3
Click the little bar at the left bottom corner. Then all the images of the GIF will be unfolded vertically in the timeline.
Unfold each image of the GIF on the timeline

Unfold each image of the GIF on the timeline.

Step 4
Add the audio to the GIF.

Scroll down to the bottom > click the music icon > import the audio for your GIF > trim the audio to align with the GIF. You can click the little right arrow to add fade in/out effect to the audio as well.

Add audio to GIF and align it to the length of GIFs in PhotoShop

Add audio to GIF and align it to the length of GIFs in PhotoShop.

Step 5
Go to File > Export > Render Video. Then you can export the GIF video with the audio.
Step 6
Post this GIF video with audio to Instagram and it will automatically loop as a looping GIF.

How to Add Audio to GIF by Emojam

Another workaround to add audio to GIFs is using Emojam. It offers you both online and mobile apps (IOS and Android) for you to add custom audio and music to GIFs across the platform.

Step 1
Visit Emojam’s online editor and upload a 1:1 GIF to it and click Next.
Upload your GIF to Emojam

Upload your GIF to Emojam.

Step 2
Search for your ideal music or upload your audio (mp3, m4a formats) to Emojam and select portions of the audio (9 secs) for your GIF and click Next.
Add your audio or search for music for the GIF

Add your audio or search for music for the GIF.

Step 3
You can choose to publish this GIF with audio privately or publicly and click the Upload button. Then you can get the shareable link for your GIF with audio.

Well, the only drawback is you can’t directly download the looping with audio to your PC, and duration our hands-on test, sometimes you may encounter bugs for your uploaded audio.

For Emojam’s mobile app, you can download it from App Store or GooglePlay and log into your account > tap the Search icon > mine to share readymade GIFs with audio to friends.

Now, It's Your Move

To sum up, adding audio to your GIFs like your voiceovers, sound effects, or music offers you a great way to create funny GIFs or memes that amuse viewers on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, even for meme marketing. So, which solution works best for you? Share this post on your Facebook or Twitter with friends and leave your views to us. Looking forward to seeing you there.

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