How to share games on social media with ChessBase 15

by Nadja Wittmann
12/10/2018 – Chess is often played in isolation, but it can also be a social game. ChessBase 15 helps you to share games on various social media channels with ease. Open a game in ChessBase 15, save it as GIF and share it on Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram or Snapchat. Here's a short tutorial to show how it's done. | Drawing: ChessBase

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Creating and sharing GIFs with ChessBase 15

A simple way to share games on social media by creating gifs of these games and then adding them to your posts.

  1. Open the game you want to share in ChessBase 15
  2. Then go to FilePublish this gameAnimated GIF (see screenshot below)
  3. Save the game — on your computer, smartphone, in your Dropbox, on Google Drive or on any other device. Just remember where you saved the file!  
  4. Now go Twitter, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat or any other program that supports animated gifs, write a post and attach the GIF-file with the game to it

The readers of your post will see how the game that automatically replays.

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Example: Twitter

For example, here's a tweet with game 4 from the World Championship match between Carlsen and Caruana.

You'll find detailed analysis of this game from GM Michael Adams in the forthcoming issue of ChessBase Magazine!

You can share a game by the world's best players, but of course, you can also share your own games. Enter them into a database, open the game, create a GIF and share it with your friends. It's easy and fun. Try it out!


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