A simple shortcut to covert a video to GIF using an iPhone

September 20, 2021

If you are a social media influencer, chances are you must have scrolled through your social media feeds endlessly at some point. It’s also likely that you have had a chance to encounter a few GIF files during such instances. This Graphics Interchange Format is quite popular and widely used in Web design. Sometimes, also for creating and sharing hilarious memes. You can make a GIF of your own with an iPhone. So, whether it’s a YouTube clip or personal video you want to turn it into internet art. Find out how to convert a video to GIF.

How to convert a video to GIF on iPhone?

The best part is you don’t have to be an expert to create a GIF or scroll through extensive libraries and databases for pre-made, overused GIFs. Make your own in a snap. Here’s how to convert a video to GIF.

  1. Tap Shortcuts icon to launch the app.
  2. Choose Make GIF tile.
  3. Allow the app to access your photos.
  4. Select a video to convert to GIF.
  5. Edit the video to a desired length.
  6. Hit Done button to complete the GIF creation.

Can you convert video to GIF on iPhone?

Yes! If you've captured a video yourself and want it to be converted into a GIF, enable the Shortcut widget in the Shortcuts app iPhone to get the task done. GIFs are quite popular on blogs, social media, and instant messaging applications, often used as emotive reactions.

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How to create GIF on iPhone?

Shortcuts App Icon
Shortcuts App Icon

Go to your iPhone Home Screen and tap the Shortcuts app icon.

Shortcuts Gallery
Shortcuts Gallery

Under the All Shortcuts screen, scroll down to the Starter Shortcuts folder. Tap the Make GIF tile to get started. If the Make GIF tile is not visible to you, add it to the screen by tapping the ‘+’ icon > Add Action button.

Make GIF Prompt
Make GIF Prompt

When prompted to allow access to your Photos app, grant the access and proceed further.

Edit Video
Edit Video

Select a video you want to be converted into a GIF file. Edit the video to the desired length.

Make GIF
Make GIF

Hit the Save button to complete your video to GIF animation.

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Share the converted video to GIF on iPhone with friends or upload it to social media apps (Facebook/Twitter/Instagram)

Is a GIF a video or image file?

Although Graphical Image Format files are often mistaken for video files, a GIF file in its simplest form is an image file. One attribute that makes it strikingly different from other image file formats such as JPEG and PNG is animation. Animated GIFs feature several images or frames combined into a single file.

Hope that makes sense!

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