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Add Audio to GIF

Add music or sound to an animated GIF to create a video online
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Add a soundtrack to your GIFs

With more and more viral GIFs being shared across social media, you might want to put a sound effect or song on your GIF. Attaching audio to the GIF can change the tone and send a unique, funny message. However, the GIF file format doesn't support music, so you'll need to create a video instead. With this free tool, you can combine music on your GIF and download as an MP4 with just a few clicks.

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How to Add Audio to a GIF

How to Add Audio to a GIF
  1. Upload your GIF
    Upload the GIF that you want to add audio to. You can choose a file or paste a link from Youtube, Giphy, Twitter, etc.
  2. Upload audio or music
    Upload the audio file that you want to combine with the GIF. You can also paste a URL to a Youtube video with the music you want to use, or select a royalty free option from our library.
  3. Download and share
    Click the “Export Video” button, and your musical GIF will be exported as a video that you can download and share.

Adding Music to GIFs Online

Sometimes, we want to liven up our content. By adding audio to a GIF, you’re creating a new video that combines the GIF with the new audio. This means that the GIF image file will be converted into a video file format because GIF files are normally images, which cannot have sound. With so many amazing GIFs out there, you can easily repurpose one for different social media platforms by attaching audio to it using Kapwing.

Adding audio to GIFs takes your content to a whole other level. Not only do you have a short video on loop, but you also have a catchy sound that loops with your animated GIF. This makes your content memorable for every viewer.

Kapwing has a wide library of copyright-free songs and sound effects you can use, all in one space. No more spending extra time browsing the endless list of sounds, royalty-free songs, and tracks. Include other elements to your GIF and add text, sound effects, or another audio file to make your content more compelling. This online audio tool works with most major file types like GIF, MOV, MP4, MP3, JPEG, and many more.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I add audio to GIFs?

To add audio to GIFs, creators stitch audio file formats to GIFs with a tool, then convert the joined files to an MP4. An online tool such as Kapwing can seamlessly trim and stitch audio to GIFs, then process the media as an MP4 from any device. You can fine tune the start and end time, split audio to remove sections, and make adjustments to the volume to achieve the right output level.

How do I add music to a GIF on Instagram?

To add music to a GIF on Instagram, creators will need a reliable external editor. This process involves stitching music to a GIF then converting the media to an MP4 to share across Instagram’s various post formats. Within Kapwing, you can upload audio and GIFs from any device or use the GIPHY plugin to add audio to GIFs you’ve shared to this platform.

How do I add audio to a GIF on mobile?

To add audio to a GIF on mobile, creators need an intuitive, mobile-friendly tool that appends various audio file formats to GIFs with ease. One tool creators can rely on for this task is Kapwing. Kapwing allows creators to trim audio files down to a few seconds, remove unwanted sections from the middle, then align both file types to play in sync. The remaining audio is usually an attention-grabbing moment designed to induce a reaction. After the audio and GIF are combined and exported as an MP4, creators can save then share their video directly to Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok.

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