Step 1: Create Your Gif
GIFs, short for Graphics Interchange Format, are attention-grabbing!
To create GIFs, you can use various online platforms such as Giphy (giphy.com) and Ezgif (ezgif.com) provide user-friendly interfaces to create and customize GIFs from images or video clips.
I used PowerPoint to create a simple Gif:
How to Make a Gif with PowerPoint? Export a PowerPoint presentation as a GIF by selecting “File” 📁, “Export,” and “Create an Animated GIF.” Customize the size and slide duration ⏳, then click “Create GIF.” Save the file 🎞️, and your slides are ready to share as an animated GIF!
Here’s my Gif:
Step 2: Visit MyAccount.Google.com
👉 Click: https://myaccount.google.com/
To change your Google profile picture, go to myaccount.google.com and sign in with your Google account credentials 📧. Once logged in, click on the profile picture icon 📷. A new window will pop up, allowing you to upload a new image, choose your newly-created Gif.
After selecting your desired picture, you can adjust the cropping and positioning as needed. Once you’re satisfied, click “Done” ✅, and your Google profile picture will be updated across all associated Google services.
(Optional) Step 3: Profile Pic Managed By Organisation
Go to Google Workspace Admin, log in. If you try to add the Gif as a profile pic, you’ll likely get the error that the Gif file type is not supported.
To fix this, go to “Directory Settings”:
Go to “Profile Editing”:
Check the “Profile Picture” checkbox under the “Profile editing” tab and click “Save”:
Now users can edit their own profile pics!
Go back to Step 1 of this tutorial — you can now change your profile pic to a Gif! 🥳🥳🥳
✅ Note: If your Gif profile picture doesn’t show up in other people’s email accounts, you should make it visible to anybody when loading it up! Per default, when loading up the Gif, Google selects that your profile pic is only visible to people in your organization.
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