Question: Why did my GIF export fail?
Answer: If you're attempting to export your recording as an animated GIF and are receiving an error message, even after waiting a few minutes and trying again, it's likely because your recording is too large for the GIF format.
The GIF format is meant for short, simple animations.
Screencastify may fail to export a long, high-quality recording as a GIF.
As a rule of thumb, the maximum duration for animated GIF exports are:
- 3 minutes for a 300 x 300px recording
- 58 seconds for a 640 × 480px recording
- 19 seconds for a 1280 × 720px recording
- 8 seconds for a 1920 × 1080px recording
If your GIF export is failing, we recommend reducing its size and length by cropping and trimming your recording.