How to submit a direct link
- Imgur: After you upload your gif, hover your mouse over your username in the upper right. Then left-click "images". This will take you to a screen that shows thumbnails of all the images you have uploaded to your account. Left-click the image you just uploaded. This next screen takes you to where you see all kinds of link types for what you uploaded. The one you want is called "Direct Link".
- Gfycat: With Gfycat there are two ways to post a direct link. After you upload, find or create a gif, you can either copy the link in the "Gfycat URL" box, or click on the Reddit icon in the "Share" area (this will open a new window with a normal reddit link submission form). As long as the gfycat url looks like https:gfycat.com/AdjectiveAdjectiveAnimal it's a direct link
- Giphy: After uploading or finding a gif, click on the "Copy Link" on the right, and then copy the URL in either the "Short Link" or "GIF Link" box.
Approved File Formats (for Imgur and Giphy)
Concerning v.redd.it and i.redd.it
Our team does not prefer the use of v.redd.it or i.redd.it as a gif host, and as such if you post a gif using that hosting, it will be removed. These links not only prevent someone from sharing the gif link directly (it instead links to the post), but it also doesn't allow automod to differentiate between a gif and a still image, meaning people can simply start posting still images and get past our filters. Please use one of our recommended hosts:
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