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How to Create GIFs up to 60 Seconds with Gfycat

Whether you are uploading GIFs or are creating GIFs, you have the flexibility to create GIFs up to 60 seconds long with Gfycat. We previously announced this change in summer 2017.

Uploading GIF and Video files

Step 1: Prepare your GIF and Video files
Do any editing, cropping, and trimming you need to do offline using a program such as GIF Brewery. The files you want to upload can be any size. Make sure your files are 60 seconds or less in duration. Any video files that are over 60 seconds will automatically be cut to the first 60 seconds once uploaded to Gfycat.

Step 2: Select and Upload Files
Choose GIF or video files to add by dragging and dropping, clicking the blue button to browse your files, or entering GIF or video URLs to add files for upload. You must be logged in order for GIFs to be saved to your account page.

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Step 3: Uploading
Once you choose your files, we automatically begin uploading them to save time. While that is happening, you can locate more GIF or video files so they can begin uploading also.

Longer length videos will take a little bit longer to encode than short GIFs like Reaction GIFs.

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Step 4: Add a title, tags, and visibility settings
You can add relevant tags to your GIFs, separated by commas. You can also change your GIFs from Public to Unlisted. Public GIFs appear on your profile and can be searched for and discovered by anyone. Unlisted GIFs cannot be seen on your Gfycat profile by anyone except yourself when you are logged in. Unlisted GIFs can be shared if you send the URL to someone or post the URL on social media. Visibility settings can be applied individually to all the GIFs while they upload or you can set the visibility setting beforehand.

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Step 5: Share your GIFs!
You can share Gfycat GIFs on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Instagram, Pinterest, VK, Tumblr, text message, email, and everywhere!

Creating GIFs from Videos and Video Links

Step 1: Add Video File or Video Link
Choose video by entering YouTube or video URL, dragging and dropping a video file, or clicking the blue button to browse your files. There are no files size or duration limits for the videos you use. Gfycat supports .MP4, .WEBM, .MOV and many other video formats. You must be logged in order for GIFs to be saved to your account page.
Tip: Videos that are 100s of MBs or greater than 1GB will take a long time to upload to our system from your device. We recommend using smaller files unless you are on a very high-speed connection.

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Step 2: Select Start Time and Length of GIF
Use the sliders to select start time on the video and the duration of your GIF. The duration can be up to 60 seconds long.

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Step 3: Add Captions
If you want to add any captions, you can do so here. Otherwise, skip to Step 4.

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Step 4: Add a title and tags
You can add relevant tags to your GIFs, separated by commas.

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Add Title and Tags

Step 5: Finish and Create GIF
Hit the “Finish” button to start creating your GIF. You will be immediately redirected to the GIF results page.

Step 6: Share your GIFs!
You can share Gfycat GIFs on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Instagram, Pinterest, VK, Tumblr, text message, email, and everywhere!

Sometimes 5, 10 or 15 seconds just isn’t enough. Start making GIFs up to 60 seconds now (like this recipe GIF below)!

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