Compress GIF

Maintain quality and compress GIFs online

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Reduce GIF file size to share anywhere

Sometimes, emoticons, emojis, and reactions don’t express exactly how we feel when we message someone. Other times, we want to send someone a short video screen recording without having to be greeted with the notorious, “You’ve exceed the file size limit!”

Start compressing GIFs so you can share them with anyone on any platform like Discord, Twitch, Twitter, WhatsApp, and more. Kapwing’s online GIF compressor reduces your GIF size for you while you can adjust the GIF resolution. You always have full control over your content, ensuring you end up with a high quality GIF you’ll want to send to everyone.

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How to Compress a GIF

Compress GIF
  1. Upload a GIF

    Upload your own GIF or paste a link to the GIF you want to compress.

  2. Compress your GIF

    Click “Export Project,” and adjust the “Compression Level” slider to compress your GIF.

  3. Export and share

    Hit “Export as GIF” and Kapwing will process and compress your GIF with the file size and resolution you selected.

Compress GIFs without worrying about losing quality

We believe it shouldn’t be difficult to compress GIFs, images, or videos— especially when they’re being used to communicate and connect with others online. Use this GIF optimizer to compress GIFs to 8MB for Discord emotes or 128KB for Slack animated GIFs.

With Kapwing’s online GIF compressor, you have full control over your GIF from beginning to end. Shrink GIF file sizes while still adjusting the resolution output for your GIF. This online GIF shrinker can be used on any device, allowing you to compress GIFs on iPhone, Android, MacOS, Windows, and many more. No need to download any apps or install any hefty software like Premiere Pro or Photoshop. Use this GIF compressor directly in your web browser to reduce GIF file size and have full control over your GIF.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I reduce file size of a GIF?

To reduce the file size of a GIF, you can use a GIF compressor. A GIF compressor allows you to upload your video and compress the video into a smaller file to make it easier to edit, share, and send with others online. You can use either a GIF compressor or a GIF optimizer to shrink the size of your GIF to 250MB, 15MB, 10MB, or even 8MB. Keep in mind that compressing a GIF runs the risk of losing some quality, but Kapwing’s GIF compressor gives you full control over the GIF compression process, resolution output, and more.

Can GIFs be compressed?

Yes! GIFs can be compressed the same way videos and images can be. Use a GIF compressor to shrink GIFs down to the file size you need. A great tool to use is Kapwing, since they’re an all-in-one video editor that allows you to compress GIFs, videos, and images without losing control over quality.

How do I compress a GIF in Discord?

If you want to create Discord emotes or simply want to share a GIF, use a GIF compressor for Discord that allows you to reduce GIF file size without losing quality. While there are countless GIF compressors online, most are unreliable, filled with spammy advertisements, and window pop-ups. In this case, use Kapwing’s secure GIF compressor to compress a GIF for Discord while still controlling its output size and resolution quality.

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