Add Captions to GIFs

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Easily add captions and subtitles to GIFs

If you want to effortlessly add captions to GIFs online, look no further!

Flixier’s video editor lets you do that, and more. Give your GIFs another dimension through written captions, be creative and express yourself by choosing from a varied selection of fonts, colors, text styles and place them anywhere you want on the GIF. You can even use our fast GIF subtitle maker to add a set of subtitles to GIFs and make them play in a sequence or at the same time. Don’t shy away from experimenting with our intuitive platform which offers many caption and subtitle editing options.

Add Captions to GIFs

Place captions in any position

There are no limitations to where a caption can be placed on the GIF. Put it at the top, middle, bottom of the GIF, even on the sides if you want to! Choose the best place for your caption that fits with the visual content of your selected GIF.

Add subtitles to GIF

If you want to create a longer GIF with captions that change, for example a scene from a TV show or a music video, add multiple subtitles to GIFs and have them display one after another as it plays. Don’t forget to make sure you can read them without difficulty!

Fast GIF subtitle maker

Our video editor is fast and easy to use due to our clean and simple interface. Quickly find the tools you need and watch as your changes show instantly with our intuitive GIF subtitle maker. Plus, wait no longer than 3 minutes for your GIF to render and download.

Add GIF caption and customize

The “Style” subtitles menu contains multiple text formatting options which ensure that your captions look exactly how you want them to. Add custom GIF captions, choose between fonts, text sizes, colors. Make them bold, italic or underlined, align to the left, right or centered. Countless possibilities to fulfill your needs!

How do you add captions to GIFs?

How do you add captions to GIFs?
Upload a GIF or select one from the library

To get started, click on the blue “Choose video” button above to open our video editing platform. If you already have a GIF you want to add a caption to, drag and drop it on the timeline or upload more to your personal Flixier library and select one. Otherwise, feel free to explore our GIF selection powered by GIPHY and use the ones you like.

Add captions or subtitles

In order to add a caption to a GIF, open the “Text” menu from the left side of the screen and click on “Add subtitle”. Keep only one “subtitle” if you only need a single, static caption, or add more and time them accordingly if you want to create a subtitle sequence. Choose the position, orientation and format your caption or subtitles' text until you’re satisfied with the result.

Download and export the GIF

When you’ve finished adding the caption or subtitles, click on the blue “Export” button in the right corner of the page. Then choose the “GIF” option from the “Save as…” menu to download it or connect to your social media account(s) to directly share your GIF.

Why use Flixier to add captions or subtitles to a GIF:

Download and reuse

Do you have a favorite quote or idea you want to share and use on multiple GIFs? Choose a subtitle format, download and save it on your computer. Then upload or select other GIFs and add your subtitles to as many as you want, or even apply it to videos!

Put animated captions on GIFs 

Give your GIF caption a twist! Create and put eye-catching animated captions on GIFs to make them appear in a specific way and create interesting visual effects with keyframes. They let you make captions slide in and out, gradually change position, rotate and much more, all available on our platform.

Create GIF captions and translate them

Does your GIF need subtitles or captions in another language? Write simple or complex GIF captions and translate them in Flixier’s video editor after you add them to the GIF. You can choose between a vast selection of languages to have your caption translated into one or more of them.

Make your own GIFs with subtitles

If you can’t find the GIF you’re looking for in our online library, you can always make gifs from videos or from images. Creating your own GIF comes with certain benefits: decide its size, length and speed among others, edit and add text, music or subtitles to give your ideas life!


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Frequently asked questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any further questions, Get in touch with our friendly team
If you have any further questions, Get in touch with our friendly team

Can I use Flixier to add a caption to a GIF?

Can I use Flixier to add a caption to a GIF?

Of course! Simply select a GIF from our library or upload yours, add a caption and edit it, then export and save the GIF.

Is Flixier a good gif subtitle maker?

Is Flixier a good gif subtitle maker?

Flixier is a great GIF subtitle maker! It’s fast, simple and easy to use and available online. You don’t need to waste any time and can get to adding captions and subtitles right now, without any software downloads and installation waiting periods.

Can I change how the caption looks?

Can I change how the caption looks?

You surely can! Select the track with your caption and access the “Style” menu on the right side of the screen and browse through our formatting options to make your caption look just the way you want it to!

Can I change how the caption looks?

Can I change how the caption looks?

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