A video under 30 seconds or the first 30 seconds of a longer video can be turned into a GIF and then shared.
GIFs work best for showing a small number of steps. ilos generates GIFs up to 30 seconds long, but 20-25 seconds should be the max you shoot for.
Generate a GIF: To show how simple the process is, here's how to make a GIF...with a GIF!
- Record a video.
- Click More and select Generate GIF.
- After a few seconds, your GIF will be ready.
Share the GIF: You can either download the GIF or share it directly using one of the the following options. When sharing directly, be sure that video Permissions are set.
Option 1: Many text editors let you share a GIF URL directly and will auto-expand the image (Note: this method will allow you to use our Replace Video function to update your GIF).
Option 2: If your editor doesn't auto-expand the image, you can often select Insert Image, and insert the URL (Note: this method will allow you to use our Replace Video function to update your GIF).
Option 3: If neither of those is an option, you can simply right-click the GIF from ilos and select Copy image. Then paste it to the text field you're working in (Note: this will not update if you use our Replace Video function).
Option 4: You can also copy and send (ie. email) the GIF link; however, this method requires the GIF to be opened in a new tab and is not quite as ideal (Note: this method will allow you to use our Replace Video function to update your GIF).
Want some use cases from a member of our Customer Success Team? Check out this blog post: How to use GIFs for customer support.