How to Add a GIF to Google Slides Using a URL

Adding a GIF to a Google Slides presentation can breathe life into an otherwise basic presentation. The method of inserting a GIF will vary a bit depending on how you want to access the GIF.

You can, for example, save it to your computer or Google Drive, but if you’re not used to saving GIFs that way, you might get a little confused by the different saving options. It can make a big difference in whether a GIF is saved correctly and works as an animation on your slide.

The easiest method is to use a GIF URL, especially if you’re using a site like Giphy, where you’ll select the “Copy Link” section on the right side of your GIF of choice and copy the link URL.

Here’s how to add a GIF to your presentation using a URL you’ve copied from a GIF site:

How to Add a GIF to Google Slides Using a URL

1. Go to slides.google.com and open your presentation, or create a new one.

2. Click on the slide where you want to insert the GIF in the left sidebar.

3. From the top toolbar, select “Insert”, then “Image” and finally “By URL”.

How to Add a GIF to Google Slides

First, select “Insert” from the top menu.

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4. Paste the URL into the box.

How to Add a GIF to Google Slides

Insert your GIF URL here.

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5. Once the GIF appears, click “Insert”.

How to Add a GIF to Google Slides

Click the “Insert” button.

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From here you can adjust the size and position of the GIF on your slide.

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