How to Display GIFs with ScreenCloud

by Safir

This article will instruct you on how to display GIFs on your ScreenCloud screens, as simply uploading GIFs to your media library is not viable as the file converts to JPG when it is uploaded to your media library. We'll be going through the 4 different methods you can use to display GIFs on your digital screens.


Table of contents:

1. Converting you GIF to an mp4

2. Using Microsoft OneDrive app

3. Using Embed app

4. Using Playgrounds app


1. Converting your GIF to an mp4

This method requires that you have the GIF file stored on your computer. 

You can either convert your media with software you have on your computer, or find an online media converter like ezgif to make the change for you.



2. Using Microsoft OneDrive app

Usually used to show a gallery of images, the OneDrive app can also be used to display GIFs without any issues. This step requires that you a OneDrive account that that you have the file stored in your OneDrive media library.

Please see our Microsoft OneDrive app guide to learn how to connect to your OneDrive account and add files.




3. Using Embed app

This method requires an online source, and for our example we shall be using Giphy, a GIF sharing online library where you can upload your own GIFs.

When selecting you GIF, please select and copy the Embed code of the file.


Simply inputting the embed code in the Embed app will allow you to display the animation.



4. Using Playgrounds app

Similar to the Embed app, the Playgrounds app requires you to collect the embed code of your GIF file.

If you do not have any code knowledge, the best way is to save the hyperlink segments of the below embed code acquired from Giphy:
<iframe src="" width="480" height="336" frameBorder="0" class="giphy-embed" allowFullScreen></iframe><p><a href="">via GIPHY</a></p>
Next, when creating your Playgrounds app, select the Giphy template as your preferred template.
You can then input the above links as depicted below in the your Playgrounds app code:
Please click the above image to enlarge it and have a better look.
Once you click save, your GIF should display as fullscreen in your app preview.


If you have any additional questions on supported file types and how the content is converted in ScreenCloud, or any other questions or feedback about ScreenCloud, feel free to reach out to our support team at or give us a call at our toll-free support line at +18885575335.


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