How to Share Cinemagraphs on Social Networks and WordPress Blogs

So you just created a mesmerizing cinemagraph and you want to share it with your family, friends, clients, and more. A great way to do so is on your website or blog, as well as on your social media networks.

Cinemagraph by Apricot Berlin

Use these tips and tricks to show off your work and share cinemagraphs


WordPress Blogs and other Web Pages

Blogs and websites, whether personal, professional, or both, are a great place to show off your cinemagraphs. We’ve created a unique embed code that displays cinemagraphs at their best quality. Only 256 colours? GIFs are so yesterday. Use our embed code to ensure the highest quality AND small file size. Embedding a cinemagraph is just like adding a YouTube video. Here’s what you need to do:

Step 1: Upload

Upload your cinemagraph to flixel.com

Step 2: Copy Embed Code

Go to your profile and click on the cinemagraph you’re going to add to the web page. At the bottom right of the page, click “Embed”. Make sure to click “Force Mobile GIF” when using more than 2 cinemagraphs on a single page.

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Step 3: Paste

Simply paste this code into your web page and watch while your cinemagraph comes to life with clarity and precision.


Facebook

With over a billion users, Facebook is a great platform to display your cinemagraphs. Cinemagraph videos under 30 seconds now auto-loop and auto-play in the feed!

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Step 1: Export

Export your cinemagraph from either the Mac, iPhone or iPad app as an .mp4. Set the number of repetitions during export (20 seconds long is best).

Step 2: Upload

Easily upload the video to Facebook and post for your friends and followers to see!

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Twitter

Twitter is a fantastic social network to share cinemagraphs. They play like an endless video in your Tweets. You can either use the link from Flixel.com, upload video through your phone, or post a GIF. Videos and GIFs autoplay in Twitter newsfeed.

Option 1: Add Link

You have the option to post to Twitter when uploading your cinemagraph to Flixel.com. If you’ve passed this stage, go to the cinemagraph you want to display on Flixel.com and press on the Twitter button at the bottom right corner. Simply post the tweet and share it with the world! The link will come up as a video with a play button. To have your favorite cinemagraph automatically play, pin it to your profile!

Twitter

Option 2: Post Video *the ideal choice*

Export a looping .mp4 video from Cinemagraph Pro, (under 6 seconds), and transfer the video to your phone. From here, simply add to your tweet and share. The cinemagraph video will auto-play and auto-loop!

Option 3: GIF

The third option is to export a GIF from Flixel Cinemagraph Pro for Mac, and add “photo” to your tweet. This works when you don’t want to share a video from your phone.


Instagram

With the ability to upload up to 1 min long videos, Instagram is a great platform to show off your Flixels. Cinemagraphs auto-loop and auto-play, and you can even upload vertical/portrait video, as well as 1080 by 1920.

Step 1: Export

Loop and export your cinemagraph as an .mp4 from either your Mac, iPhone or iPad app. Make sure that the video is over 4 seconds, but under 1 minute, so that the cinemagraph loops perfectly.

Step 2: Transfer Video File

After your video is exported, you can use air drop from Mac to iOS, or other file transfer software such as Dropbox or Adobe Creative Cloud.

Step 3: Upload

Upload to your Instagram account, and watch the likes roll in.


Google+

Google+ is a great place for networking and sharing your cinemagraphs with enthusiasts and professionals alike. Many photographers, videographers and marketers like yourself use this platform!

Step 1: Add Link

You can either go to the cinemagraph you want to display on Flixel.com and press on the Google+ button at the bottom right corner, or you can copy the unique URL associated with your Flixel, and paste it into your post.

Step 2: Post and Share

Simply post and share with your network of followers. The cinemagraph will appear and automatically loop!

Now that you know how to share cinemagraphs and best display your work on social networks, go forth and conquer! Don’t forget to hashtag #Flixel to connect with our ever growing Flixel Community.

(Flixel Marketing Manager)

When Cassandra was six, she was asked to share a story with her class…and hasn’t stopped telling them since. Now she does so through photography, video and writing, but with the same sense of wonder - and love for glitter - as her inner kid.