How to embed a GIF into Storymaps

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12-13-2019 09:14 PM
NaomiBegg1
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I've made a time animation in Pro that I have exported as a GIF.  

(I was originally planning on making a time slider web app but when I shared my time enabled layer the layer would come through empty).

I tried to put the GIF into the Storymap using the image tool, however it is greater than 20mb.

I also tried publishing this to Google Photos and using the URL from that to embed as either a video or website, however "This website doesn't support inline embedding" 

Does anyone have any suggestions on what else I can use to get the GIF into the storymap?  I have no idea where to go from here.

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MichaelBoyce
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Hi Naomi,

20 Mb is a big GIF.  It might be worth converting it into an MP4 or MOV file and uploading it to YouTube or host it yourself.

https://medium.com/story-maps-developers-corner/a-simple-way-to-host-videos-for-story-maps-2b7387428... 

Hope this helps,

Michael