GIFs are an excellent way to add a little oomph to your email newsletters. Compared to static images, animated GIFs can help you tell a story more interactively and engagingly.


So, can you add GIFs into your Flodesk email?
Yes, you can 🙌🏻

We even have some examples in our email templates!



How to add animated GIFs to your Flodesk email

Option 1: Upload a GIF directly from Giphy

Step 1. Start working with a new email template or continue editing an existing one.

Step 2. Hover over an element in your Flodesk email and click on the plus (+) sign

Step 3. Add an Image block to your email.

Step 4. Click on the button Add a GIF from Giphy on the right sidebar.

Step 5. On the next screen, Search free gifs from Giphy.

Step 6. Once you’ve found the perfect GIF for your email, hover over the image and click on Select. And in a few seconds, the GIF is loaded into your email.

Option 2: Upload a GIF image file from your computer

GIFs are image files just like .png or .jpeg images, and you can upload them to Image blocks in your email.

Step 1. Save the GIF image to your computer as .gif file

Step 2. Hover over an element in your Flodesk email and click on the plus (+) sign

Step 3. Add an Image block to your email



Step 4. Upload the GIF image from your computer via the Upload image box on the right sidebar. And you're done!


Note: the GIF animation may not show while you look at the email preview within Flodesk. Send yourself a test email with the paper plane icon to test how it renders in real life.



Important: you can't upload a GIF into a Layout block, because the whole Layout block renders as one single image in the final design.

One of our members, Lindsay, created a short tutorial on how to easily make GIFs and pop them into your Flodesk email.


Let's sum it up!

To add a GIF to your email, you can use the direct Giphy integration in the email builder or you can upload a GIF saved to your computer as a .gif image file into an Image block.

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