360 product spin on Facebook

Animated GIF, automatically generated for FacebookEasily embed engaging 360-degree spins into your Facebook posts with this simple guide. Sirv automatically detects when a spin is being served to Facebook and generates a perfectly optimized animated GIF.

Try this example iPhone spin on the Sirv Facebook page. You can also turn your spins into video clips.

Embed your spin

1. Upload a sequence of images to your Sirv account. Sirv will automatically generate a spin file (see our guide on creating spins). If you don’t already have a Sirv account, create an account here.

2. Copy the URL of the spin. You can get the URL by right-clicking on the spin file and choosing “Copy Direct link”:

Embed 360 spin in Facebook - step 1

The URL is also available under spin preview. It will look something like this:

https://demo.sirv.com/drill/drill.spin

3. Paste the URL of the spin into a Facebook post and write any text you wish to include in the post. It’s normal if Facebook doesn’t show a preview of the animated GIF. Your GIF will appear as soon as you publish the post.

Embed 360 spin in Facebook - step 2

4. Publish your post and you’ll see a beautiful spinning animation in your Facebook activity feed.

Embed 360 spin in Facebook - step 3

Change the speed of your Facebook 360 spin

You can control the rotation speed of an animated GIF with the autospinSpeed parameter of the spin. The default speed is 3600ms (3.6 seconds) to complete one rotation. To choose another speed, go to the Edit option for the .spin file, then go to Autospin mode. If you want to make it faster, reduce the number of milliseconds. In order to make it slower, increase the number of milliseconds.

Change the speed of animated GIF

Size, frames, and interactivity

Sirv scales spins to 500px width – the optimal size for showing high-quality animated GIFs on Facebook. The GIFs have a maximum of 72 frames. This ensures smooth animation without excessively large file size. In case your spin has more frames, some will be dropped from the animation. If your spin has fewer than 72 frames, Sirv will use them all in the animation.

Facebook does not permit fully interactive spins due to security reasons. However, clicking the GIF will link to the original URL of the interactive spin at Sirv.com. Here, the users can control the spin, zoom in, and enlarge to fullscreen.

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