How to put Animated GIF on facebook Timeline Cover – Profile / Fan page

How to put Animated GIF on facebook Timeline Cover – Profile / Fan page
First learn: How to Make an Animated GIF
Also learn: Facebook Profile Picture Hack

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What is Animated GIF?

An animated GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) file 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. In particular, an animated GIF is a file in the Graphics Interchange Format specified as GIF89a that contains within the single file a set of images that are presented in a specified order. An animated GIF can loop endlessly (and it appears as though your document never finishes arriving) or it can present one or a few sequences and then stop the animation. Animated GIFs are frequently used in Web ad banners.

How to put Animated GIF on facebook Timeline Cover?

Facebook does not Allow animated GIFs so you directly can’t upload your desired animated GIFS to facebook but you can use already existing animated GIFs on facebook as your timeline cover or your fan page cover here is a user using animated GIF in his profile : .

Or go to our official facebook page and then in photos, cover photos and you will find some animated GIFs that you can use as your timeline cover here is our page :

and how you can use these GIFs as your timeline cover, this video will Guide you further.

Resources And Useful Links:


How To Use Animated GIF in Your FaceBook Page

How To Upload Animated GIFS In Your Facebook Account

Post Animated GIFS On Facebook As Status

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Hamza Basharat

Hi. I'm Hamza Basharat, I love to find solutions and help people. I'm a senior writer at TheHelptimes and AboutEngg, and currently studying computer engineering.
  • chad

    sir how to put gif picture to my facebook profile..

  • Ashraf shoxiv

    can i upload my own create gif & make it my cover ?? or could u plz upload my own create gif into ur page so that i can upload that gif ? plz ?

  • Marcelo Heuse

    well i tried many times, always the same result. gif is there, but its not animated.

  • Kike Exterminator

    Is this true or a hoax? Tell us guys and be honest!

  • Albert Akl

    he explains how to go and select a GIF animation but he doesn’t explain how he had already uploaded an animated gif to his cover photos album…. fail.

  • Ricky

    Its a hoax

  • speedster16

    Facebook allows gifs now – but not for covers and profile pictures.Wish they would get with it and allow it !

  • Kamal Das

    I would like to know, how can I add animated image in the cover photo. (GIF Image)
    Is that available on Facebook?

  • Glen Hooke

    So this’ trick’ shown in the video no longer works as described?

  • Lenzky

    it’s better to put your GF
    .. Oh wait.. you don’t have… one

  • Erik Laux


  • Marie

    Yes mine do not move when I hit use ART .. I have one on now it was a gif but It will not move on my cover page at all it will on my comment page??