My export to animated GIF failed

If you're attempting to export your recording as an animated GIF and are receiving an error message, 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.