How to Insert a GIF Into Google Slides

CloudApp’s GIF creator tool, allows anyone to not only create GIFs, but insert them into Google Slides. Embedding GIFs has never been easier. Learn the best and fastest method of putting GIFs into slides.
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CloudApp’s GIF insertion feature is available in Mac, Windows, Chrome apps and Linux. Downloading is quick and easy. Access the app from GetCloudApp above, from the Apple Store for Mac and iOS, for PC from the Microsoft Windows Store, or go to the Chrome Webstore and add the extension to Chrome.
Downloading the CloudApp snipping tool is quick and easy. Simply download the app from GetCloudApp, access it from the Mac Store or if you have a PC, from the Microsoft Windows Store. To get started, you should first register for an account, download the app, then install it on your machine and start snipping.
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GIF Creation App That Does It All

GIFs are a great way to share your thoughts visually. They allow you to be creative and have some fun at the same time. The internet is full of entertaining GIFs, but most of them were made by someone else, are not editable, and can only be shared. With CloudApp, anyone can create GIFs, edit and annotate them, as well as insert them into Google’s Slides to share with others. CloudApp is an easy to use “GIF Suite”, with simple yet powerful editing features to communicate visually. CloudApp is the future of work.

The Fastest Way to Insert GIFs into Google Slides

Google Slides is a Powerpoint alternative in the GoogleDocs productivity suite. It is a free online presentation app that allows you to show off your work in a visual way. With Google Slides, you can create, edit, collaborate, and present wherever you are. The app makes ideas shine with a variety of presentation themes, hundreds of fonts, the ability to embed GIFs, video and animations. and more.

Integrating CloudApp and Google Slides was a natural decision, because any content you create can be put into slides with just a few clicks. With CloudApp’s drag and drop feature, anyone can insert a GIF into Google Slides in seconds, and with very little file size limitations.

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GIF Embedding and So Much More

When it comes to GIFs, not all apps are created equal. Our team has worked hard to build an easy-to-use product that is simple and easy to use. With CloudApp, anyone can not only embed GIFs, but also create GIFs, edit and annotate them, as well as upload others GIFs for quick and secure sharing.

In addition to Google Slides, you can insert them into Google Docs, Google Sheets, Gmail & email, and drag and drop from G Suite Drive. And the best part is that you can store all of them in the cloud, where they infinitely shareable and collaborative through static, unique and secure URL links. G Suite meet the GIF Content Suite - truly an integral addition to the ultimate productivity suite.

How to Insert a GIF Into Google Slides on a Mac

To get started with embedding GIFs on Mac, follow these steps:

  1. Download and install CloudApp from the Mac Store
  2. Install by clicking on the CloudApp.zip file from the download folder
  3. When prompted, create a free account 
  4. With your account setup, the CloudApp icon will appear on your Mac Menu Bar
  5. Click on the GIF icon to create a GIF of anything on your screen
  6. Or using our native keyboard shortcuts, select Shift+Command+6
  7. To create your GIF, once prompted, select GIF and press the Green Start button
  8. Click finish and the GIF file will be uploaded automatically to CloudApp
  9. Fire up your desired Google Slides presentation and click on the CloudApp Icon
  10. Using drag and drop, simply drag the file to slides. Check out how simple this is in the GIF to your right!
How to Insert a GIF Into Google Slides
How to Put a GIF in Google Slides

How to Put a GIF in Google Slides for Windows

To access the GIF insertion feature on Windows, follow these steps:

  1. Download CloudApp for Windows 
  2. Select the CloudApp Icon on the taskbar at the bottom of your screen
  3. Click on the GIF icon to create a GIF of anything on your screen
  4. Or using our native keyboard shortcuts, select Alt+Command+6
  5. Press the blue button to start and the red one when you’re done recording
  6. The GIF file will be uploaded automatically to CloudApp and a secure link copied to your clipboard
  7. Fire up your desired Google Slides presentation and go to CloudApp again 
  8. Using click and drop, position your mouse on file, and drag the file to slides.

Upload All GIFs to Embed

Now that you have created a free CloudApp account on Mac or Windows, you can also take any GIF you have downloaded on the internet and insert into Google Slides. Since GIF files tend to be bigger, why not upload them to CloudApp for storage and infinite sharing? The core use case here is to free up valuable space on your drive and store securely in the CloudApp. The caveat is that you need to have the physical file on your hard drive first. To put existing GIFs into Google Slides, follow these steps:

  1. On Mac, navigate to Finder. On Windows, go to File Explorer
  2. Find the file you want to upload to CloudApp
  3. Click on the file, and using your mouse, drag and file to CloudApp
  4. Once uploaded, the file is stored in the cloud via a secure link
  5. Once in CloudApp, the file is quickly accessible for sharing, or embedding in Google Slides using the steps outlined above!
  6. Check out how this is done in the GIF tutorial attached.


Now that your GIF is uploaded to CloudApp, not only is your file securely backed-up in the cloud, but with Google Slides it is accessible wherever you go - from your phone, tablet, or computer - even when there’s no connection. How is that for a productivity hack!?!

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Integrated with Favorite Productivity Tools

With productivity and collaboration beyond at the forefront of the future of work, we did not stop at G Suite. In addition to GoogleDocs productivity suite, CloudApp is integrated with your favorite productivity tools. Using the same steps above, any file in CloudApp, whether a GIF, video, webcam recording, or annotated image, can be inserted or embedded into Slack, Trello, Atlassian’s JIRA, Drift, Intercom, Asana or AdobeXD. Now anyone can store all their important files and share them at will all in one place. 


Did you know that people love us on G2? For the 3rd consecutive time, G2 Crowd has named CloudApp a top customer experience platform in the Summer 2019 leadership grid. Check out the over 636 user reviews of CloudApp on G2 Crowd where users have described the app as “"Most Intuitive Way to Share with Minimal Effort".

How to Get Started with the CloudApp GIF Suite

Do you or your team need an all-in-one tool, which not only lets you create GIF content, but also edit, store, and share it? The great news is that this tool exists and there’s no learning curve to start using its powerful features for free right away. Save time, hard drive space, and your sanity with CloudApp’s GIF Suite instead. Create a free CloudApp account now and start sharing more effectively right away.

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