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Here's how to insert a GIF in your post.

If you're new, you may be asking yourself questions like...

  • What is a GIF party?
  • How do I get one of those gloriously funny moving pictures in my post?
  • What the heck is a GIF?
Well, look no further...

A GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) image is a sized down clip of a video. In short, a GIF "is a graphic image on a Web page that moves - for example, a twirling icon or a banner with a hand that waves or letters that magically get larger." Click this link for the nerdy info


This is a GIF of a waving bear, a personal favorite of mine.

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Here's how to join in the fun:

From your phone:

  1. Go to Google, search for what you want. For example "funny cat GIF."
  2. Click "view image"
  3. Copy the web address at the top (make sure it ends in ".gif")
  4. Paste it into this code: <img src="http://yourlink.gif">  (you do not need the quotations)
  5. You can also click and hold the image on some phones and choose "copy URL," which does the same thing as copy and pasting the link.

 

From a computer:

  1. Follow steps 1-3 above
  2. Click the green icon in The Bump area where you type (looks like a photo of a tree)
  3. Paste your link
  4. Press submit - voila!
Remember...with GIF power comes great responsibility. Always GIF responsibly. 

Whew! All that explaining has me thirsty!
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Re: Here's how to insert a GIF in your post.

  • Thank you for the directions!! They were very helpful and you helped me post my very first GIF! There is no stopping me now :)
    WorkingOnMyNightCheeseMissBlair226srose2917
  • edited August 2015
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    Woot! Finally, success.
    WorkingOnMyNightCheeseJayJay1212bettertogether27picklesplease
  • GoldencosmoGoldencosmo
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    edited August 2015
  • Sorry, I think that was a gif fail. I'm so technology illiterate. I'll get it soon!
  • crzyforbabiescrzyforbabies
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    edited August 2015
  • Can you GIF on a tablet that only lets you list in html?
  • I'd assume so. That code <img src=_________.gif> is HTML. Try using the mobile/phone instructions. Are you on the app or in your web browser?


  • I'd assume so. That code <img src=_________.gif> is HTML. Try using the mobile/phone instructions. Are you on the app or in your web browser?

    I played with it a little, and you can do it. I had to click view image to get the image url. I am in my browser. Thanks for the thread!
    WorkingOnMyNightCheese
  • mkc3888mkc3888
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    edited August 2015
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    and now I can gif from a computer too :)

    TTC #1 since August 2015
    BFP#1 January 28, 2016
    EDD October 3, 2016
    Felicity Joy, born September 2, 2016
    My Chart



    srose2917
  • bbrooke92bbrooke92
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    edited August 2015
    Okay, let's see how this goes....


    Me:23 DH:24
    Married July 19, 2012
    TTC since March 2015
    Early M/C Dec. 2015
    2 fur babies: Thunder- Blue Heeler, Shiner- Lhasa Apso 
  • bbrooke92bbrooke92
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    edited August 2015
    Hahaha I've edited it so many time maybe I should just try from my phone..... #FAIL
    Me:23 DH:24
    Married July 19, 2012
    TTC since March 2015
    Early M/C Dec. 2015
    2 fur babies: Thunder- Blue Heeler, Shiner- Lhasa Apso 
  • @bbrooke92 when I gif from mobile that's what I put in but I put quotes around the link


    TTC #1 since August 2015
    BFP#1 January 28, 2016
    EDD October 3, 2016
    Felicity Joy, born September 2, 2016
    My Chart



  • on the computer you just click the icon with a pic of a tree in it and put the link ending in .gif in it


    TTC #1 since August 2015
    BFP#1 January 28, 2016
    EDD October 3, 2016
    Felicity Joy, born September 2, 2016
    My Chart



  • @bbrooke92 do you have a space between the "-" and "images" it looks like the rest of the format is right. I would check to see if there is a space between that and delete it...also delete the semi-colon at the end
  • Testing again..


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  • halesh5halesh5
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    edited August 2015
  • Trying again
  • halesh5halesh5
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    edited August 2015
    Okay this is my last try. I'm riding the struggle bus.
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    ETA: I'm done trying...I cannot gif from my iPhone :(
  • suprasamsuprasam
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    edited September 2015
  • test

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    Little guy born in September 2016
    Next little one due June 2019


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  • dsmith211dsmith211
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    edited September 2015
    Coming from a web developer... Make sure you follow the directions in the post exactly or it won't work.

    Here's how I do it on mobile to make it a little easier maybe...

    Step One: copy the tag from the very first post here. I have this saved in a note on my phone. I copy and paste it into the text box here.

    Step Two: Find GIF and get URL. You should be able to do this by holding down on the image and hitting copy.

    Step Three: Do something similar to the picture I posted. Get rid of the quotes, URL after the equal sign and before the less than sign...

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    Yay! - mobile sucks... So this isn't as clear as I would like, but if anyone needs help I'm here.
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    picklesplease
  • halesh5halesh5
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    edited September 2015
  • I'm a big Giffer, but this is the first time trying from my phone. Didn't know it was possible

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    Married: 8/29/2009
    TTC- since we got married (off and on)
    TTC with focus: Since July 2015
    Currently had 2 rounds of failed IUIs, failed TI monitored cycle
    December 2015: Starting 1st IVF cycle
    January 2016: Retrieval
    March 2016: Pending Transfer (I have 3 PGS tested embryos waiting for a womb)
    April 2016: BFP, the old fashioned way.

    ladeuce13bettertogether27picklesplease
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