Animated GIFs in Email: How to Add a GIF into Outlook and Gmail Email

Last Updated: Dec. 31, 2021
Summary
Don't know how to insert a GIF into your email message? Look no further. In this article, we'll take Outlook and Gmail as examples to show you how to put an animated GIF in an email.

Animated GIFs play an essential role in email marketing, and they are usually funny and interesting, which can help you attract and amuse your recipients. Besides, they can present your products to customers in a visual way and increase your click-through rate.

Then how to add an animated GIF to your emails?

Here, we'll take the most commonly used Outlook and Gmail as examples to show you how to insert a GIF into an email. Let's get started.

How to put a GIF in an email:

Also Read: Ultimate Guide to Embed Video in Email

Part 1 How to Add Animated GIF to Outlook Email

In Outlook, it's pretty simple to add an animated GIF to your email. Below, we'll show you how to add a GIF to Outlook email.

Step 1
Launch Outlook and sign in to your account.
Step 2
Compose a new email message or open a previous conversation.
Step 3
Select Insert, then Pictures (From File) to add a local GIF. Here, you'll be able to browse your computer for files.
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Add an online GIF to Outlook Email
If you haven't got your GIF file ready, you can also add an online GIF to your Outlook email, click the Online Pictures button, and open the Bing Images page, where you can search for the GIF you need.
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Part 2 How to Add Animated GIF to Gmail Email

Now, let's check how to add awesome animated GIFs in your Gmails.

Step 1
Sign in to your Gmail and click the Compose button to create a new email, and fill in the recipient and subject of the email.
Step 2
Click the photo icon at the bottom of the Compose window.
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Step 3
Now, you can add your GIF. Drag and drop here under the "Upload" tab, insert a web address, or choose a GIF from your local files.
Step 4
Select the Inline option (not as As Attachment) to ensure the GIF displays in your email, then click Insert. And you're done!

Part 3 How to Find the Perfect GIF for Your Email

There are a few ways you can find GIFs, using Giphy.com or simply by Googling it. Simply head to the website, and you can browse trending GIFs. However, if you want to make the GIF more attractive and funnier, or make your own GIF from a video or images, FlexClip can help you a lot with rich resources, such as funny various GIFs, interesting stickers, animated texts, stylish fonts, attractive filters.

Let's see how to make and edit GIFs with FlexClip.

Step 1
Go to the Media section to upload your videos, images, or GIFs and apply them to the storyboard.
Make an Animated GIF for Email - Upload

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Or, you can take advantage of Flexclip's built-in Video and Photo Library to pick some beautiful resources.

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Step 2
Edit that footage by adding text, changing speed, combining them side by side, and many more to customize your GIF-making.
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Step 3
Once you are satisfied with the GIF, go [Export] > [GIF] to save your GIF.
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You have your animated GIF now, which you can put in your email, or share to Facebook, Messager, and anywhere.

Final Words

That's all for how to put a GIF into Outlook email and Gmail email. If you want to make your email marketing more efficient, don't forget to try FlexClip to customize your own animated GIFs.

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