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Adding Animated GIFs to your Email

Image Gallery Updated on March 21, 2019

Enhance your emails by adding animated gifs and engage with your subscribers, by sharing  more entertaining visual content. Begin creating amazing email campaigns!

Please note that the process to add animated GIFs to your email will begin in the ‘Step 3 Editor’ part of creating an email.

To add a GIF to your email, follow the steps below:

  1. In your email template, click on the image section and click on browse for file.
  2. Click on Insert Image From URL and paste in the GIF URL in the space provided.
  3. Select Insert. The GIF will automatically be inserted in your email template.

  4. You can customize the background color of your GIF, align the position and more! When done, click Save & Close.

 

To add a GIF using an Image block:

  1. In your email template, drag an Image block and place it in the desired section of your email.
  2. Click on browse for file.
  3. Click on Insert Image From URL and paste in the GIF URL in the space provided.
  4. Select Insert. The GIF will automatically be inserted in your email template.
  5. You can customize the background color of your GIF, align the position and more! When done, click Save & Close.

 

Consider this:

  • If you need to edit your GIF’s, we recommend doing it in the gif creator you used, or you can use the edit block options for background, border, padding and alignment. However, do not edit your GIF using our Image editor as it is not designed for GIF files.
  • If you decide to use an image URL rather than uploading it to your gallery, please note that if the image is deleted from it’s hosting service, it will be removed from any email campaign in where you previously added it.
  • For the best email performance, we recommend using GIFs no larger than 200kb. You can upload a max size of 500kb, but the quality may be vary and anything larger than 500kb will be compressed. Your GIF’s image quality might be reduced or it may only show the first frame of your animation. Check out our blog on How to Use GIFs with Email Marketing.  
  • Since Outlook is one of the ESP’s who do not support animated GIFs. Instead, only the first frame will show. However, in some cases your GIF’s will display properly. Outlook 2007 – 2013.
  • You can add a GIF in any of the Image blocks provided in the Drag and  Drop Editor.

 

To learn about our supported images, please click here.

If you have any issues with uploading images to the gallery or into the email, please contact our support team via telephone, chat, or email.

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