How to Insert a GIF in PowerPoint - Easy and Fast - FlexClip

Last Updated: Nov. 26, 2021
Summary
This article will show you how to insert an animated GIF in PowerPoint in three different ways. Besides, it also demonstrates the way of editing GIFs with FlexClip. Check it out.

Nowadays, whether you are an office worker or a student, making a presentation is an essential skill for all of us. An excellent presentation can grab the attention of the audience. So how can we make our presentation more attractive?

Among all the methods, inserting an animated GIF in PowerPoint can be a good choice to achieve this goal. Not only can an animated GIF help the presenters illustrate their ideas more effectively, but it also brings the audience a lot of fun and attracts their attention naturally. Keep reading and learn how to insert an animated GIF into PowerPoint.

Related Article: How to Turn a PowerPoint Presentation to a Video

1,How to Insert a GIF in PowerPoint 2016

Microsoft PowerPoint, a popular presentation program, allows you to embed a GIF in PowerPoint just with a few clicks. Apart from PowerPoint 2016, the following guides are also suitable for PowerPoint 2019, 2013, 2010. Let's see the step-by-step instructions below.

Step 1
 Open the PowerPoint file and select the slide that you want to insert a GIF.
Step 2
Navigate to "Insert" and click the "Pictures" button.
Insert GIF in PowerPoint - Step 2

Insert GIF in PowerPoint - Step 2

Step 3
Select the animated GIF you want and hit "Open" or "Insert" in the insert picture dialog box.
Step 4
Preview the slide with GIF. Go to "Slideshow Show" and choose "From Current Slide."
Insert GIF in PowerPoint - Step 4

Insert GIF in PowerPoint - Step 4

2,How to Insert a GIF in PowerPoint for Mac

On a Mac, the steps of adding a GIF to PowerPoint are similar to Windows. There are slight differences in Step 2. The guides are listed below.

Step 1
Open PowerPoint and choose the slide you want to add a GIF.
Step 2
Go to "Insert" and click Pictures>Picture from File.
Insert GIF in PowerPoint for Mac- Step 2

Insert GIF in PowerPoint for Mac - Step 2

Step 3
Choose the GIF and hit "Insert."
Step 4
Preview. Go to "Slideshow Show" and click "Play from Current Slide."

3, How to Insert a GIF in PowerPoint from Google Slides

Google Slides is an online presentation program that allows you to put a GIF in a PowerPoint presentation. You can find various pre-made PowerPoint templates here. In addition, it allows you to work together with people in the same presentation simultaneously. Let's see how to embed a GIF in PowerPoint with it.

Step 1
Upload your file or start from scratch.
Step 2
Click Insert >Image> Upload from Computer.
Insert GIF in PowerPoint from Google - Step 2

Insert GIF in PowerPoint from Google - Step 2

Step 3
Select the GIF and hit "Insert" or "Open."
Step 4
Go to "View" and select "Present."
Insert GIF in PowerPoint from Google - Step 4

Insert GIF in PowerPoint from Google - Step 4

4. How to Edit GIF with FlexClip

PowerPoint offers basic tools to help you crop, flip, rotate the GIF. However, if you want to make the GIF more attractive and funnier, FlexClip’s GIF editor can help you a lot with rich resources, such as interesting stickers, animated texts, stylish fonts, attractive filters. Besides, basic editing tools are available as well, including cropping, rotating, and flipping. It is free to use. Let's see how to edit GIF with it.

Step 1
Upload your GIF. Go to the "Media" and click the "Local Files" button. Then, choose a GIF and add it to the background using the picture-in-picture feature.
Edit GIF with FlexClip - Step 1

Edit GIF with FlexClip - Step 1

Step 2
Choose an export ratio. Drag and drop the GIF to a suitable aspect ratio.
Edit GIF with FlexClip - Step 2

Edit GIF with FlexClip - Step 2

Step 3
Edit the GIF. You can apply emojis, filters, texts, or crop and flip the GIF.
Edit GIF with FlexClip - Step 3

Edit GIF with FlexClip - Step 3

Step 4
Preview and export as GIF format.
Edit GIF with FlexClip - Step 4

Edit GIF with FlexClip - Step 4

Note
If the GIF duration is less than three seconds, you need to adjust the duration to match the background duration. (Default background duration: 3 seconds)

Bottom line

As you can see, inserting a GIF in PowerPoint is so easy with the presentation programs mentioned above. If you want to edit the GIF or find more interesting GIF images, you can also try FlexClip's GIF editor for free. Have a try now!

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