Using GIFs

With ContactMonkey's Email builder, you have the option of using both custom and public GIFs to spice up your email.

Public GIFs with GIPHY

  • Format your template and row, then drag in the GIF content block from the right sidebar.
  • Click 'Search for gifs with GIPHY'


  • The following screen will bring you to the options available to you with GIPHY, use the search bar to look for GIFs to suit your theme. 
  • Click on the one you would like to select and it will populate in your Email. You are ready to go!


Using Custom GIFs

  • Ensure the GIF you will be using is saved as a GIF file or a .gif image. 
  • Format your Email and row how you like, then drag in an Image block where you would like the GIF to be positioned. 


  • Upload your custom GIF into the Image block and you should see it animate within your email. 
  • If you do not see your GIF start to animate, please reference our article on Uploading Custom GIFs


  • GIF animation within the email is only supported for Office 365 and Gmail readers.
  • Readers using Outlook 2007, Outlook 2010, Outlook 2013, Outlook 2016 and Outlook 2019 will have to display the email in a browser for the GIF to animate. However, readers using the Outlook mobile app will see the animation. 
  • For Office 365 readers, the GIF-animation will not loop indefinitely but will only loop 3 times. After 3 animation loops, the animation will stop and a Play button will show on the image. Pressing this Play button will loop the animation another 3 times.                                                     
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