Learn How to set gif as wallpaper on windows 10 Easily

Are you feeling tired with your old static wallpaper? Want to have some fun with animated wallpaper on your Computer? A running wallpaper can bring a livid look to your Background. Sounds interesting, isn’t it?


In a few minutes, I am going to show you how to set Gif as wallpaper on Windows 10. Though, windows 10 doesn’t support animated wallpaper by default. I am going to teach you a cool trick. With the help of this trick, you can get the experience of using Gifs as your desktop background.


Let’s get started.


How to Set Gif as wallpaper on Windows 10? (Using Free Tool) 


To set Gif as the wallpaper on windows 10, you have to take support from a third-party software as it doesn’t support by default. Both free and paid applications are available to perform this operation. I am going to introduce you to both of those.


Firstly, I would like to introduce you to the free application. Let’s follow me.


Step 1: Download BioniX 


This is a free tool that helps to customize windows 10 background. You can download the software by clicking here.

After downloading install the application. The installation procedure will take less than two minutes.


Step 2: Run the Program 


When you will launch the application for the first time, you will see an interface like this.



How to set gif as wallpaper windows 10



Choose the option “Next’ and click on the showed option.



How to set gif as wallpaper windows 10




Step 3: Customizing 


In this step, we have to customize this application to run a gif file as wallpaper as we want. After running the application it will automatically download lots of wallpaper. If you don’t want to keep those wallpaper in the playlist section, you have to delete those. Allow me to show you how to do this. Click on this icon to clear the wallpaper playlist.


How to set gif as wallpaper windows 10



Some other options are also available for customizing background like Play Mode, View, Timer, Shuffle, etc. Let’s move to the next step.


Step 4: Add the Gif file to the Playlist 


Now, we are going to add our desired gif file to the playlist. To do so, minimize the application. Then, left-click on the Gif file and drag it on the playlist area. After releasing the file, you will find that the file will be added to the playlist. Just like this.


How to set gif as wallpaper windows 10


Step 5: Set the gif file as wallpaper


At the final step, we are going to get the gif file as wallpaper on Windows 10. Double-Click on the image and it will be set as your background.



How to set gif as wallpaper windows 10



Do you want to customize it a bit more? Alright, continue with me. By clicking on this icon, you can get more options to customize the background.


How to set gif as wallpaper windows 10


Afterward, you will find an interface like this one.


How to set gif as wallpaper windows 10


When you are done with the customization go back to the previous interface. To start playing the animated background, click on the play button.


How to set gif as wallpaper windows 10


If you add multiple animated images to the playlist, it will change according to the timer. You can also manually change the background by clicking on the “next”.


How to set gif as wallpaper windows 10


That’s it. Have you got the procedure? I hope so. Point to be noted that, if you exit the application it will also exit the wallpaper. The wallpaper will be visible as long as the BioniX software run in the background. You have to set this application “start with Windows Automatically”.


This is the free method of how to set Gifs as wallpaper windows 10.

As this is a free application, you might find this software a bit tough to operate. Do you want to get a more user-friendly application to set gifs as wallpaper on windows 10? I have got an excellent paid application for you. Let’s know about it.


How to set Gifs as wallpaper on Windows 10? (Using Paid Tool) 


In this method, we are going to use Stardock Deskscapes. This is a paid application. You can also use this free for 30 days trial. This is much easier to manage compared to BioniX. 


Let’s learn how we can set animated pictures and videos as wallpaper on windows 10 with the help of this software. Here is the step-by-step guide for you.


Step 1: Download Stardock Deskscapes


Go to the download page of Stardock DeskscapesThere you will find two types of premium purchase options. At below, you will find 10 days free trial option. Download the application from that link for 30 days free trial.


Then install and run the application. After running the software, click on that option.


How to set gif as wallpaper windows 10


Then, jump to the 2nd step.


Step 2: Select & apply Animated Background 


I have told you that, this is not so complicated as the previous one. After running the program, you will find this interface on your screen.


How to set gif as wallpaper windows 10


From the directed options, you will find both static and animated backgrounds. After the first run, it will automatically download some pictures for samples. You don’t have to go through any manual method for that. You can also load your local files in it.

But how to apply these files as my computer’s background? Well, let me tell you.


Right Click on any of the backgrounds and you will find this box.


How to set gif as wallpaper windows 10


Hit on the “apply background now” to set that video as wallpaper and it will be done. What can be an easier way than that?




So, that’s the procedure. From now on, you can set any gifs as wallpaper on Windows 10 with ease. I have informed you about both free and paid tools. If you don’t want to spend your money on this, you can follow the first method.


If you feel that you need a convenient way to perform this, then you can go for the paid tool. In the overall comparison, Stardock Deskscapes is the winner between these two. Now, you have to decide which one to use.


I hope you have enjoyed the tutorial and it will be helpful for you in the future. Stay tuned with us to get more useful tutorials like this one. Thank you.

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