How will my GIF be handled when posted?
This article will outline things you need to know about posting a GIF to a social site and which social sites allow GIF posting via their API.
When posting GIFs to social media platforms via their API (how third-party platforms like Sendible integrate with social sites) there are additional requirements that the post must meet that can prevent the GIF from being successfully published even though it might work just fine when logging in and posting directly from your social media account. However, all social media platforms apply restrictions for users posting via their API and these restrictions differ from channel to channel.
- Up to 15 MB in size.
- If your GIF image width is greater than > height blank space will appear next to the GIF on Facebook. Same behaviour as if you post natively on Facebook Page.
GIF format is accepted on Twitter and animated GIFs are handled well. Please check the following recommendations for uploading animated GIFs on Twitter:
- Up to 10 MB in size.
- GIF images are also supported (up to 1280x1080 pixels)
As for the time being GIF format posts are only accepted when posting to Instagram directly. However, it won't be animated when published via the API.
Please use our Instagram Reminder profile to publish GIFs using in-app notifications.