I had this error when attempting to upload ads onto Google Ads.

"We've detected strobing or Flashing effects. Make sure the frame rate of your ad is less than 5 FPS for GIFs. Learn more"

I followed the guidelines and requirements by making the animation with 0.2 fps and under 30 s in length.


It can be many things

if the system is during uploads and if it is FPS related problem then first thing you should do is reduce frame rate little more via either photoshop or Online Websites ; and still if they isn't letting you to upload your site you can always ask support for issues since they will provide you exact answer and issue .

Hope it helps to resolve your issues :)

  • Hi Design Phoenix, thank you for your response. I wasn't sure whether the FPS is the issue or the animation itself. It has 35 frames and I've set up each frame to 0.2 seconds (which means there are 5 frames per second). The animation's duration is 7 seconds total (35 frames divided by 5) and it can play 4 times (28 seconds)
    – Regina
    May 3 '19 at 3:18
  • if it saying less than 5 FPS how about setting it to 4+ :) in your case i just suggesting you to delete only 2 or 3 frames and it should works . and about flashing effects it seems they are talking about fire from your 2nd animation so first try uploading 1st image :)
    – Mr.Online
    May 3 '19 at 3:26
  • I thought that Google will reject the fire animation. What you meant for the 35 frames that I have for the toaster animation, I should only delete 2 or 3 frames, so that gives a total of 32 or 33 frames? Sorry, I am a newbie on this
    – Regina
    May 3 '19 at 3:35
  • yeap that what i'm saying if they demand for 5 FPS animation go with something like 4 or so which is quite little and if they saying about flashy animation then avoid something in animation which catches your eyesight like fires etc XD
    – Mr.Online
    May 3 '19 at 5:12
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    Hi Design Phoenix. Thank you so much for your help!
    – Regina
    May 5 '19 at 22:58

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