In this article, we will guide you step-by-step on how to transform your Threads profile picture into a GIF. We will explore various methods so you can choose the one that suits you best.

Converting Your Threads Profile Picture to a GIF

Have you ever thought about bringing life to your Threads profile picture by converting it into a GIF? It’s a fun and unique way to stand out. Let’s see how you can do it.

Prerequisites and Limitations

It’s crucial to understand that using a GIF as your Threads profile picture depends on when you created your Threads account. If your account was created before 2013, you can use a GIF as your profile picture. However, accounts created after 2013 no longer have the option to use GIFs as Threads doesn’t support it.

Solution 1: Using an External App

There are numerous applications available that can convert an image into a GIF. A good example is GIPHY CAM, which is available for iOS and Android.

Method Steps

  1. Download and install GIPHY CAM on your device.
  2. Open the app and choose the image you want to convert.
  3. Follow the instructions to create your GIF.
  4. Save the GIF to your device and then upload it to Threads.

Solution 2: Using an Online Service

Online services like EZGIF allow you to convert images to GIFs directly from your browser.

Method Steps

  1. Go to the EZGIF website.
  2. Select the “Convert to GIF” option.
  3. Upload your image and follow the instructions to create your GIF.
  4. Save the GIF to your device and then upload it to Threads.

Solution 3: Using Editing Software

Editing software like Adobe Photoshop can also be used to create GIFs.

Method Steps

  1. Open Photoshop and import your image.
  2. Use the Timeline tool to convert the image into a GIF.
  3. Save the GIF to your device and then upload it to Threads.

Animating Your Threads Profile Avatar

If you can’t use a GIF as your profile picture, you can try animating your profile image into an avatar. This method may work even for new Threads accounts.

Method Steps

  1. Create an animated GIF or choose one from your collection.
  2. Crop the GIF to a square shape, such as dimensions like 230px by 230px.
  3. Resize it to the appropriate Threads size, where dimensions like 192px, 384px, 48px, or 96px work well.
  4. Save the GIF and keep it accessible on your phone.
  5. Open the Threads app and click on the “Edit Profile” option.
  6. Under the editing option, choose “Upload” and then select the saved GIF.


Everyone has their preferences for their Threads profile, and most people use their favorite images as their profile pictures. This article has covered how to set a GIF or an avatar for your Threads profile, and if you have an account created before 2013, this method will likely work for you. However, if the GIF method fails, you can always use your regular images as your Threads profile picture.


Can all image formats be converted to GIF?

Most common image formats like JPEG and PNG can be converted to GIF.

Can I add text to my GIF?

Yes, most GIF creation tools allow you to add text.

Can I use a GIF on my Threads profile if I created my account after 2013?

Unfortunately, Threads stopped supporting GIFs for profiles created after 2013.