Adding a fun element to your Notion workspace is easy thanks to GIFs. These moving images can bring life and express your ideas visually in a few simple steps.
Whether you’re creating a project update, personal notes, or presentations, GIFs can add that extra touch of creativity in an instant!
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Adding GIFs in Notion — The How-Tos
Method 1: Pasting the GIF Link from a Source Website
Click the GIF to open it before copying its link from the address bar and pasting it on the Notion page you opened.
Then paste the GIF link on a blank space and select the “Create embed” option on the dropdown menu.
You can also type the “/embed” command and paste the copied GIF link there. Then, click the blue “Embed link” button.
Then, you have to wait for the GIF to start playing on your Notion workspace. Resize and reposition it accordingly.
Method 2: Adding GIFs to an Image Block
Though directly pasting the GIF link is easier, copying it into an image block is a more surefire method. Image blocks allow anyone to easily add, resize, and even arrange images regardless of the format.
Adding an image block in Notion can be done in two ways. One, you can open an image block by clicking the “+” button and selecting “Image” under the “Media” section.
Another way is to type the “/image” command on a blank space and select the “Image” option on the menu.
From there, copy the GIF link on the address bar, paste it on the embed field, and click “Embed image.”
Wait for the GIF to appear. Then you can resize and drag it to where you want it positioned on the workspace.
Method 3: Adding GIFS in Notion from the GIPHY Menu
If you don’t want to exit from Notion to insert a GIF, directly add one from the GIPHY menu on the image block.
Open an image block on the Notion page (typing the “/image” command or click “+” to add the image block from the menu. Then click the “GIPHY” tab and type the search keyword.
Select the GIF you want to add and wait for it to appear on the Notion page. Then resize and reposition it as you wish.
Method 4: Downloading the GIF and Uploading it into a Notion Image Block
This method works best if you have a previously saved GIF on your computer’s hard drive.
For this to work, you first open an image block on Notion. Again, you can directly type “/image” on a blank space or click the “+” button to manually insert an image block.
Once the image block appears, select the “Upload” tab and click the “Upload file” button.
Find the GIF file on your computer, select it, and click the “Open” button on the pop-out window.
Then wait for the GIF file to load and appear in your Notion workspace. Drag it to its new position using the 6-dot handle to its upper left corner and resize it accordingly.
Adding GIFs to your Notion workspace is straightforward. Regardless of how you embed those GIFs, you can now creatively express your ideas.
So, spice up your workspace and be entertained by the dynamic and lively experience that GIFs bring to Notion.