How to Insert an Animated GIF into a Powerpoint Presentation

When creating presentations in PowerPoint, spice things up by inserting animated GIFs into your slides. After inserting a GIF image using PowerPoint's Pictures function, you can move the image to any location within the slide, increase or decrease its size, and even rotate it to any angle.

Step

Select the slide where you want the animated GIF to appear in the left-pane. Open the Insert tab and then click the Pictures button on the Images group.

The Insert Picture dialog box opens.
The Insert Picture dialog box opens.
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The GIF image inserts into the slide.
The GIF image inserts into the slide.
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Step

Select the GIF file from your hard drive and then click Insert.

Customize the GIF image.
Customize the GIF image.
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Step

Position the cursor over the GIF image, and then click and drag the file to move it within the slide. Use the square-shaped sizing handles surrounding the image to change its size or the rotation handle above the image to rotate it.