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Adding text to GIF can make the GIF more attractive. Well, how to add text to GIF? In this article, you will learn 2 effective ways.

GIF memes have become increasingly popular across social media. You can use them to show your mood and humor. Can you add text to GIF to make it more interesting? The answer is definitely yes! How to add text to GIF? This article will introduce 2 practical ways to you.

Let’s take a close look at how to add cool text to GIF.

Method 1. Add Text to GIF with MiniTool MovieMaker

As a free and easy-to-use video editing software, MiniTool MovieMaker also supports adding text to GIFs. You can edit the GIF or convert a video to a GIF within just a few steps.

In addition, it supports three file types: images, videos, and audio. The output formats can be GIF, MP4, MKV, AVI, etc. You can access a bunch of video or GIF editing features like trimming, splitting, combining, rotating, reversing, adding music, changing speed, and more.

Now let’s follow the steps below to add text to GIF with MiniTool MovieMaker.

Step 1. Free download MiniTool MovieMaker and install it on your computer. Launch the program and close the popup window to enter the main interface.

Step 2. Click on Import Media Files and import the target GIF. Tap on Open to upload the GIF. Then drag and drop it to the timeline.

Step 3. Go to Text to access the text library. After that, click the download icon to get the online source and drag and drop the desired caption to the timeline.

Step 4. Enter the text. Then adjust the font size, color, type, and opacity. Also, you can move the text to where you want to put it.

Alt= Edit the text in GIF with MiniTool MovieMaker

Step 5. Tap Export to open the Export window. Click on the format list and select the GIF option. Additionally, you can change the file name, adjust the save path or change the GIF resolution here.

Step 6. Once you’re done, hit the Export button to save the GIF file.

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Method 2. Add text to GIF with Ezgif

Ezgif is a free and excellent tool for online GIF editing. As for the features, it can crop, resize, and rotate GIFs, and add text, effects, and custom watermarks to GIFs. You can also use this tool to slow down or speed up the GIF.

Let’s take a closer look at the steps on how to add text to GIF with Ezgif.

Step 1. Open the browser and go to the site (

Step 2. There are two ways to upload GIFs. You can import the GIF from your local file or paste the GIF URL.

Step 3. Click on Upload to import the GIF.

Step 4. Enter the text (annotation) to the GIF. You can change the font size, alignment, color, and more in the editing window.

Alt= Add text to GIF with Ezgif

Tips: The position of the text can be adjusted by dragging and dropping. You can also change the text on different frames or parts of the GIF.

Step 5. Tap on Set and then click Create GIF.

Step 6. In the Output movie window, click Save to download the final GIF.

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To sum up, this article offers two methods to add text to GIFs. Just try one of these ways to make a funny GIF meme with text!

Kossi Adzo is the editor and author of He is software engineer. Innovation, Businesses and companies are his passion. He filled several patents in IT & Communication technologies. He manages the technical operations at

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