What I want to do is create an animated GIF(?) that will scroll thru a number of pictures, when you you click on pic1 it takes you to url 1, when you click on pic 2 it takes you to url 2 etc. I want to post this on Facebook as an ad.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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    Images -- gif, jpg, png, etc -- can not contain hyperlinks. You'll have to think of another way. – Scott Oct 17 '18 at 3:33
  • Hi Alex. Welcome to GDSE. It's not possible to do that within a GIF since the format doesn't support hyperlinks or interactivity. However facebook does have something called Facebook Instant Experiences - which can be used to create interactivity in an ad. – Billy Kerr Oct 17 '18 at 18:29

I think you can't do that with a gif format. Idk where you will apply it, but the best approach would be code it. You could use bootstrap ccarousel, that's basically a slideshow and you can put links on each image so on click, something happens.

You can read more about it at their documentation : https://getbootstrap.com/docs/4.0/components/carousel/

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  • I put together a little demo here bageltime.github.io/slide/slide.html It works for the most part but I can't get the prev and next arrows to show consistently. Anyway that is not the biggest problem. When I post to FB it just shows an image placeholder with the title of the page. I need to see the animation. This does not seems like it would be hard but it is (for me). – Alex Oct 18 '18 at 5:34
  • The arrows are showing consistently to me, what do you mean? Anyway, on Facebook you have some solutions. As someone said previously you have Facebook Instant Experiences (facebook.com/business/learn/facebook-create-ad-canvas-ads) . Facebook has also now their own carousel post specifically made for promotions and ads, where you can have links on images. But you need have a Facebook page, I don't know if that's the case? There's the link to that importation, where you can understand it better and learn how to do it m.facebook.com/business/a/carousel-page-post – mnponte Oct 18 '18 at 11:19
  • oh well at least I learned some about bootstrap. – Alex Oct 18 '18 at 23:56

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