360 product spin on Facebook

Animated GIF, automatically generated for FacebookEasily embed engaging 360-degree spins into your Facebook posts. Fully interactive spins are not permitted but your audience will still love these 2 types of spin:

  1. Paste a spin URL and it will appear as an animated GIF.
  2. Or, upload a video, generated from your Sirv account.

Note: In April 2018, Facebook stopped displaying animated GIFs on Facebook pages (i.e. pages used by businesses), so follow the video instructions below. Personal Facebook feeds can still display GIFs.

Paste a spin URL

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

The spin will be 500px width and up to 72 frames in length – making a high-quality, smooth animated GIF on Facebook. If your spin has more than 72 frames, some won’t appear in the animation.

Click the GIF to link to the original, interactive spin, where users can drag and zoom the spin.

If your spin feels too fast or too slow, change the speed with the autospinSpeed setting. Change the default speed (3600ms per rotation) by clicking “Customize”, then going to “Autospin mode”. Decrease the milliseconds to make it faster; increase the milliseconds to make it slower.

Change the speed of animated GIF

Upload a video of your spin

Alternatively, display your spins as videos. Facebook videos normally autoplay and loop, so they’re a nice alternative to spin GIFs.

To add a video to your Facebook post:

1. Open your spin preview and click “Convert to video” like so:

Convert spin to video

2. You can change the dimensions of your spin and choose the number of loops your video will show:

Choose parameters for converting spin to video

3. When converted, download the video as a .mp4 file. Attach it to your Facebook post. It will look like this:


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