Animated GIFs in Keynote

The Keynote update has blown my mind with its lack of functionality ever since day one, but I’ve finally found out how to get animated gifs working in it now.

Rename your gif’s extension to .mov and drag it into keynote. Keynote will warn you about not being able to play that movie on iPad or iPhones, prompting you to optimize it, which will turn the gif into a legit movie which Keynote will play just fine.

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  1. Hi Jarrod,
    i’ve tried your suggestion and it works… sometimes. I’m grateful when it works, but more often than not it still doesn’t. Any further suggestions would be very welcome.

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