How to Convert Videos into GIFs on iPhone

The GIF (Graphic Interchangeable Format), invented in 1987, has become a popular way to communicate, adding humor, creativity, and emotions to online interactions. Whether you’re looking to share a meme, a funny moment with friends, or highlight something in a video, a GIF allows you to express yourself quickly.

There are several ways to turn any video into a GIF on iPhone and iPad. In this article, we will explore three easy methods to quickly transform any moment into a GIF. One of these methods allows you to convert any video to GIF without sideloading any third-party app.

Let’s dive right into the tutorial.

Method 1 – Convert Videos to GIFs on iPhone using Shortcuts App

Shortcuts is one of the best first-party apps available on Apple Devices. There are numerous useful tools available inside the app that you can use to make your life easy, and one of these tools allows you to turn any video into a GIF. Here are the steps:

Step 1: Open the Shortcuts app on your iPhone.

Step 2: Select Gallery from the bottom menu bar.

Step 3: Search for “GIF”, then select Make GIF shortcut and Add Shortcut.

How to Convert Videos into GIFs on iPhone

Step 4: Tap the Make GIF shortcut, it will open the Photo Library with Live Photos and Videos, choose the clip you want to convert.

Step 5: If the video is too long, then you’ll be prompted with a video editor screen where you can trim the part of the video and turn it into a GIF.

How to Convert Videos into GIFs on iPhone

Step 6: Tap Save option at the top right corner to save the GIF to Photos.

This is how you can turn any video into a GIF without sideloading any third-party app. However, it will trim down the video quality sometimes. If you want to get a better quality, then you can follow the next method.

Method 2: Convert Videos to GIFs on iPhone using WhatsApp

WhatsApp, the popular instant messaging platform, lets you turn videos into GIFs very easily. However, one thing to keep in mind is that the GIF length must be under 6 seconds. Follow these steps to get further details:

Step 1: Launch WhatsApp on your iPhone.

Step 2: Choose the conversation in which you want to share the GIF or you can simply message yourself to make a GIF.

How to Convert Videos into GIFs on iPhone

Step 3: Tap on the camera icon and choose the video which you want to convert.

Step 4: If the video is too long, then you’ll be prompted with a video editor screen where you can trim the part of the video, keep in mind that the length must be under 6 seconds.

How to Convert Videos into GIFs on iPhone

Step 5: When your video is under 6 seconds, a toggle switch will appear allowing you to choose between Video or GIF. Select the GIF option. If your video is high quality, you can also enable the HD option to send the GIF in better quality.

Step 6: Open the GIF and then tap the Share icon. Now you can save the GIF in Photos.

Now let’s take a look at some other third-party apps you can use to do the same.

Method 3: Convert Videos to GIFs on iPhone using Third-Party Apps

When it comes to third-party apps, GIPHY is one of the best options available on the App Store. It provides various editing controls and options, and the best part is that you can create GIFs up to 15 seconds long with an upload limit of 100MB. Here are the steps.

Step 1: First things first, you need to install GIPHY on your iPhone.

Step 2: Open the app and Select “+” to create a new GIF.

How to Convert Videos into GIFs on iPhone

Step 3: Select the Photo Library option and choose the clip which you want to convert.

Step 4: You’ll be prompted with a Trim Media screen, make the changes if required.

How to Convert Videos into GIFs on iPhone

Step 5: You can add text, stickers, and other editing options, after using these tools tap next button.

Step 6: Now select Save GIF option to save it in the photos app.

So, these are some easy ways to turn any video into a GIF. If you still have any queries, leave them in the comment box. Also, share this article with your friends.

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Haneet is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of YTECHB. He has a huge passion for tinkering with latest smartphones, wearables, smart home devices, smart TVs, and more. As an avid Apple Ecosystem user, he loves customizing his iPhone and iPad to suit his needs. For tips, you can connect Haneet at haneetsingh@outlook.com In 2019, Haneet and the YTECHB team exclusively shared the wallpapers of iPhone 11 right before the launch event. In 2020, Haneet alongside his team members shared exclusive renders and official photos of two Samsung Galaxy smartphones - the Galaxy M11, and Galaxy M21. Later, the YTECHB team leaks information about Motorola's feature phones and Razr 3. In the last few months, our team shared Galaxy S24 Ultra leaks and more. You may come across with our work getting mentioned in The Times of India, India Today, Hindustan Times, NDTV, TechRadar, Digital Trends, Yahoo News, GSMArena, Android Authority, Android Central, Android Headlines, SamMobile, XDA, 9to5Google, and many other publications. He works across news, updates, features, guides, and more. If YTECHB writes about it, you can expect him to be involved in some way.

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