Adding text to a GIF

Everyone loves a good GIF. They are short and easily digestible, and best of all they show your fun side. Once you spot a GIF that would fit your business, social media post, article, or any other motive, use the Keevi GIF caption creator to personalize it by adding text.
Have a small video and no GIF? No worries.
Easily convert a small video of your choice into a GIF with text using the handy Keevi tool. You get to edit the text to your taste using animated text effects, different colors and fonts, and so much more. Once you are satisfied, you can share your masterpiece on social media or save it on your device for future use.

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How do i add text to a GIF

Adding text to GIF is not complicated, it will not take up a lot of your time either. You just need to know the right buttons to click, and before you know it, Keevi will have it ready for you. We will show you how to put text in GIF using Keevi in three quick steps. These steps will cover two scenarios:


You don’t have a GIF

If you have a small video that you want to transform into a GIF with text, we will show you how to change the video into a GIF, add text to it, and save it on your device. Sounds like a long tedious task but Keevi makes it possible in a few simple steps.

1. Upload your video or GIF

You need to upload your GIF to Keevi. If you don’t already have an existing GIF, Keevi allows you to create one from a short video. From the upload panel, you can:

  • Upload a short video from your computer by clicking ‘Browse’.
  • Extract a short video from YouTube by inserting the link in the space provided.
  • Choose from the thousands of royalty-free stock videos Keevi provides for you.
  • Make your own video by pressing the ‘Record’ button.

If you uploaded an existing GIF or short video, Keevi will redirect you to the video player window where you can take the next step.

2. Create your caption

This is the fun part – putting text to your GIF.
If you uploaded a GIF, you’re ready to add the text. But if you uploaded a video, we have to turn it into a GIF first by trimming it. No need to panic, it’s as easy as it gets.

On the timeline, place the pointer on the handle on either edge of the video. The handle resembles a ‘pause’ button. Drag it to make the video smaller. And you have yourself a GIF. Next, it’s time to add your words. Select the option of ‘Add Text’ at the top of the media player and type in your words in the text box on the left side. Keevi will also let you:

  • Find the right font size.
  • Change the font color of your text.
  • Move the text box around the GIF.
  • Make the GIF more amusing by animating the text.

If you want to trim the GIF some more or add some more words, go ahead.

3. Save Your Creation

Happy with your video? Time to press export. Keevi will render your GIF. Click on ‘Download’. In case you are using a short video, don’t forget to save it as a GIF with text. Keevi will also allow you to:

  • Share your GIF with text on social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, and Reddit.
  • Save the GIF with text on your device for future use in your blog posts, marketing emails, and product pages.


What if you have no video or GIF to add text?

We’ve got you covered. Keevi allows you to use the existing GIFs on the platform and it’s as easy as pie. On the media player, select ‘Stickers’ and choose ‘Giphy’. Pick the GIF of your choice and you can adjust its width and length by dragging the edges. Select ‘Add Text’ and type in your words. Again, edit the text to showcase your creativity. Save your GIF on your device by hitting ‘Download’ and share your piece on social media channels.

Handy tips for adding text to GIF

  • You can cut out parts of the video you are using for your GIF. On the timeline, click one end of the part you want to eliminate and select ‘Split’, select the next end, and select ‘Split’. Click the delete icon and the entire part will be deleted.
  • You can designate the position you would want your text to appear on the GIF by clicking and dragging the text on the timeline.
  • Add emojis to your GIF by clicking on stickers and making your choice. You can resize the emoji and adjust its position on the GIF as you see fit. Add as many emojis as you need.
  • Move the text around the screen to find the best spot for your text.

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Have any questions?

Can i add animated text to GIF?

You can add subtitles, memes, and captions in the form of moving text to a GIF. At Keevi, we provide a wide selection of animation effects — give them a try.

How do i add text to GIFs?

Adding text to GIF using Keevi is an easy 3-step process:

  1. Upload the GIF or small video.
  2. Resize video if need be. Then add text and edit it to meet your taste.
  3. Save and share your video.
Does Keevi work the same as the Ezgif add text function?

Keevi will add words to GIFS in the same way as Ezgif. But unlike Ezgif, Keevi will not limit your file size to 35 MB.

How do I edit GIF text?

Keevi provides over 20 font styles to use on your GIF text. You can also add animation effects, emojis or change the position of your text on the GIF.

How do I label GIF?

You can label GIF using the Keevi tool. Upload the GIF, click ‘Add Text,’ and type in your words in the text box provided. Change the GIF caption font, size, and color to suit your taste or needs. Choose where you would want the label to appear by dragging the text on the timeline.

Why Keevi?

  • It does not require you to download software or install an app. Keevi is a free online tool.
  • With Keevi, it is possible to have your audio start at a specific time or choose when your image or images appear.     
  • You can add images and audio files from multiple sources, including extracting a music file directly from YouTube.
  • Keevi comes with an easy user interface.   
  • Keevi provides plenty of other tools to improve your images, such as adding text to your picture and emojis.
  • It works without glitches on computers, phones, and tablets.

How Does Keevi Compare to Your Average GIF Text Adder

Keevi Other Content Editing Tools
No registration required to use Keevi Requires registering to access some of the features
Beginner-friendly Complex to navigate
Provides several GIF N text customization features Limited customization features
Multiple ways to source your GIF A single method to source your GIFs
You can add text and crop or split your GIF on the same tool Requires navigating between different tools to resize your GIF and add text
Allows you to add words to GIFs in minutes Commonly plagued by glitches that are frustrating and time consuming

You Can Never Get it Wrong With a GIF with Text…   

GIFs are quickly becoming the go-to method of communicating a brand’s message in a way that connects with the targeted market segment for two main reasons:

  1. They are popular, and this means your message gets to a larger audience. More than 5 million GIFs are shared on Facebook Messenger every day, and every month, over 2 million GIF interactions occur on Slack. Giphy, on the other hand, serves 10 billion GIFs daily while 23 million GIFs are posted every day on Tumblr.
  2. They drive engagement, pushing your audience to take the intended action. Tweets with a GIF gain 55% more engagement than tweets without GIF. This is because while the graphics express your company’s personality and show your sense of humor, adding a text passes your message in an efficient and low-effort way.

What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

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Static and dynamic content editing

A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!

How to customize formatting for each rich text

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.