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Add Text to GIF

Spice up your GIFs and add custom text or text effects

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Speak with GIFs

Sometimes our message doesn't come across the way we want it to be. Almost daily, we send reaction GIFs in our text messages, share GIF memes on Instagram or Twitter, and send tutorial GIFs to our coworkers to show something too short to be a video. As powerful as GIFs can be, there's one component missing: sound. But, GIFs don't need sound.

Improve your viewers' experience and your communication style by adding words to your GIFs. Most meme GIFs have text written on them to convey the joke, making their viewer laugh. It's relatable! Use Kapwing's versatile text tool to write a message on a GIF or simply caption your GIFs for others to understand entirely what you mean.

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How to Add Text to GIF

  1. Upload GIF

    Upload your GIF from your device, paste the GIF link, or choose a GIF inside the editor.

  2. Add text to GIF

    Add a text box and write your message on the GIF. Change text font style, size, color and add effects to put animated text on GIF.

  3. Export and share

    Export your GIF and share with anyone using the auto-generated link for your GIF or after downloading.

Get your message across with animated text

New York City’s Time Square is filled with animated text— huge, digital advertisements getting their message across to millions of people walking around the square. Posters and infographics on Instagram can communicate enough for someone to understand, but is it enticing?

Draw people in and evoke emotion with moving text and animated GIFs. After they feel something from the animated text on your GIF, they’re bound to follow the next steps like sign up for your newsletter, attend your webinar, donate to your fundraiser, give you a follow, and more.

Add text on GIFs using Kapwing’s online GIF text generator and editor. Make engaging animated GIF infographics with moving text, caption GIFs with animated text, or even deliver your joke as the next best meme GIF online. Customize your text on GIFs by adding animation like reveal, slide, drop, fade, and more. Upload your own custom text font to add to GIFs and adjust the font size, text color, text outline, text background, opacity, and other features. Kapwing works on any device including the iPhone, Android, Google Pixel, Macbooks, Window PCs, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I add text to a GIF on my phone?
Add text to a GIF on your phone by using a GIF editing app or an online GIF editor you can access on your phone, like Kapwing. Adding text to GIFs on your phone is an easy option to edit GIFs when your GIFs are already on your phone or you want to share them with others on a social media app like Twitter or Instagram. Use Kapwing directly in your phone’s web browser to add text to a GIF. Kapwing supports all devices including iPhones, Androids, Google Pixels, and more.
How do you put moving text on a GIF?
To put moving text on a GIF, you need a GIF editor or a video editor that supports GIFs. When you add moving text on a GIF, keep in mind the timing and duration of the animated text. You don’t want your animated text to move longer than the GIF itself and vice versa. With Kapwing, you have full control over your GIFs, giving you the ability to add moving text, text effects like a drop shadow or a blur, animations for text, and the timing or duration of your GIF.
Where can I make a text GIF?
Make a text GIF on any GIF maker or GIF editor. Depending on how much control you want or what kind of text effect you want on your GIF, you need to find the right text tool for GIFs. A great tool to make a text GIF is Kapwing, since they’re a free online editor with countless features for adding text to a GIF like animations, color pickers, transitions, drop shadows, and more.

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