Add Text to Your Animated GIFs Online

Do you want to add text to your animated GIF images? VEED’s online GIF maker lets you easily add text, shapes, and drawings to your GIFs. Add fun captions that will make your GIF images look more interesting and share on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media sites. 

Our free video editor also lets you edit your GIF files. You can rotate, crop, and resize your GIFs. Just select a tool from the left menu to start editing. Do it all online—no installation required. You can add text and edit your GIFs however you want straight from your browser.

How to Add Text to a GIF

How to Add Text to a GIF
  1. Choose your GIF file

    Select your GIF file from your folders after clicking on ‘Choose GIF File’. Or you can drag and drop your GIF image into the box.

  2. Start adding text

    Begin adding text to your GIF image by clicking on the ‘Text’ tool from the left. Type your text into the box. You can change the font size, color, and style by selecting the text and choosing from the options on the dropdown menu.

  3. Save and share

    Click on ‘Export’ and make sure to select ‘Export as GIF’ from the options. Share your new GIF on social media!

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‘Add Text to GIF’ Tutorial

Add text and captions to your animated GIFs

Adding text and captions to your GIFs lets people know what’s going on in your animated GIF image. You can add messages and greetings to create GIFs for special occasions. It also makes your GIFs more interesting. Get more views by adding text overlays to your GIF images!

Make cool new GIFs from videos

Do you have video clips that you think would make cool GIF images? Turn your videos into GIFs using VEED’s GIF maker app! Add your video clip and using the same GIF editor, edit the video however you wish. You can then export the video as a GIF file.

Awesome app for writing over GIFs

You can also use VEED’s ‘Pen’ tool to write over your GIF images. Select the GIF on the editor and click on ‘Draw’ on the left menu. You can select the brush stroke and style of the pen. Draw on the image using your mouse. It’s super fun and easy!

Customize your text

There are so many ways that you can customize the text on your GIF image. You can choose the font, size, style, and color of your text. Simply select the text and start choosing from the options on the dropdown. You can add titles or headings, regular text, and even choose ‘handwriting’ as the style of your text.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you add text to a GIF?

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1. Upload an animated GIF file to VEED

2. Click on the ‘Text’ tool from the left menu and start typing

3. Export your new GIF file

How do I add text to a GIF in Windows?

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VEED is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux. It works straight from your browser so you don’t have to worry about installing an app on your device. You can use any browser you want, whether it’s Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or others.

How do you add text to gifs on Android?

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VEED also works on Android, iPhone, and all mobile devices. You can access all of our tools from any mobile browser.

Can you change the speed of an animated GIF?

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Yes, you can! You can put a speed on the custom field or choose a speed from the Settings - from 0.5x, 1x, etc.

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What other elements can I add to my video?

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You can also add images, audio, and emojis to your video using VEED. Use the drawing tool to draw over your videos. There are also plenty of filters and camera effects that you can use. All free and online!

More than adding text to GIF

You can do a whole lot of fun and cool things with your GIFs using our online GIF maker and video editor. It is a complete package and is free to use! Rotate, crop, and resize your animated GIF images to fit different social media sites. Add images, drawings, shapes, emojis, and more. Share your cool new GIFs on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other platforms. Do it all on your browser!

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