How to download GIFs from Facebook

GIFs are the new way to express through images that you can’t speak for yourself. GIFs were merely used in the good old days. But now, GIFs have taken over images. A series of animated images is compiled together to convey a message, be it funny or knowledgeful. Twitter was the place where GIFs were shared in a huge number, after twitter, Facebook allowed the use of GIFs too. With the popularity of GIFs, Facebook also integrated GIF sharing capability in its messenger. WhatsApp also makes the use of GIFs now. In short, whatever platform you use, you will find GIFs everywhere.

Sometimes, we come across GIFs which are worth saving and worth sharing with others. From the social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, saving a GIF is not as easy as it may seem. When you right click on a GIF file within a social media platform to save it on your computer, you find no option to save it. Furthermore, GIFs cannot be uploaded to these platforms either. The only way to share GIFs on these platforms is to upload them from an external source and then share that link on your profile or the page. Similarly, when you want to download a GIF from Facebook, you have to reach its external source and save it from there. This is a little bit tricky method and many of the users are unaware of the fact that GIFs from Facebook are downloadable. If you are also one of the users struggling to download GIFs from Facebook, here is a little guide for you. Go through the steps and learn to download GIFs from Facebook now.

Download GIFs from Facebook

  1. Navigate to the GIF that you want to download.
  2. Now hover over the mouse pointer on the GIF and pause it if it’s being played.
  3. A small external link icon will appear at the lower-left bottom. Click on this link.
  4. It will open in a new tab. On the new page, right click on the GIF and click on “Save image as”.
  5. Save the GIF to your computer. Now if you will open it on your computer, it will play on your computer.
  6. That’s all. You have successfully downloaded GIF from Facebook.
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