What special effects can be displayed on Squares?

Brief guide on Twinkly Squares-specific effects

Applies to Twinkly Squares


On your Twinkly Squares, just like the other Twinkly products you can enjoy a wide range of default effects which can be selected from  the gallery and downloaded from the effects store. But one of the special features of Squares is that you can also add customized GIF effects, all in just a few simple steps.

Squares special effects

For Squares users only, the App's gallery has been enriched with a section of effects designed specifically for Pixel Art.
Several new categories are available, each one suitable for different panel installations: from the Art section, where you can find the most iconic masterpieces to apply on your Squares - ranging from Marilyn's famous portrait to van Gogh's Starry Night - to dedicated sections for specific set ups ((8x8, 16x16, 24x24 and 32x32) where you can choose the most suitable effects for your installation.

What are GIFs, and how do I upload them as effects to my gallery?

A GIF is a file format for digital images which can be created with special tools or downloaded and saved to the gallery of your smartphone or tablet.

When a GIF image is stored on your device, you can upload it to the Twinkly App gallery by following these simple steps:

  • open FX-Wizard

  • click on the “… or import a GIF” option

  • select your GIF from the gallery on your phone

  • save your GIF as an effect

  • apply and sit back and enjoy!


The GIF importer feature is also available for other devices, not just Squares. However, please note that GIFs imported on other devices (Strings, Curtains, etc...) will not be in Pixel Art mode, so the image quality will not be the same as on Squares.

Please note that you can also upload  non-animated (fixed) gifs or jpg pics 

How do I make my favourite GIF fit my layout?

Only imported GIFs have the Edit option, which allows you to adapt them to the layout of your installation.
This feature is not available for default Pixel Art, which adapts to specific layouts and cannot be edited.


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