How to Save an Animated or Moving GIF File



How to Save a GIF on an iPhone

Quick Summary

1. Find the GIF that you want to save.
2. Press and hold the GIF.
3. Wait for the menu to come up.
4. Select "Save Image".
5. Open the Photos app to view the GIF.

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Steps

Saving a GIF

  1. Find the GIF that you want to save.You can save any GIF that you find online, or that is emailed or messaged to you.
  2. Press and hold on the GIF that you want to save.A menu will appear after a few moments.
  3. Select "Save Image".The GIF file will be downloaded and saved to your Camera Roll.

Viewing the GIF

  1. Open the Photos app.Your GIF can be found in the Camera Roll or All Photos section of the Photos app.
  2. Tap the GIF to open it.You'll notice that it doesn't animate when viewed in the Photos app.
  3. Select a recipient.The compose message or email screen will appear with your GIF.
    • If you just want to view the GIF yourself, send the email message to your own address.
  4. Send the message.Once the message is sent, you'll see your animated GIF in the conversation list.

Using a GIF App

  1. Open the App Store.If you deal with animated GIFs regularly, you'll probably want a better method for viewing them instead of mailing them to yourself constantly. There are a variety of apps available that can let your view GIFs.
  2. Find an app that suits your needs.Some apps are free, while some will cost money. Try searching the app store for "gif," "gifs," "gif download" or similar phrases, and check out the descriptions and reviews to find one that fits what you need it to do.
  3. Download and install the app.

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  • Question
    What if I installed Giphy but can't hear any sounds from them on my iPhone 6S?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    GIFs are a collection of photos (frames). They do not have sound files attached to them. In other words, they don't make noise.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    How do I make the GIF "move" on an iPhone 5C when I want to text it to someone?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Even if it does not move in the photo app, it should animate once you send it.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    How do I post GIFs to Facebook?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    You have to copy the GIF's URL (web address) and link it to your status. Just copy and paste.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    Can I save a gif that I have sent to myself?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Yes, but on some phones It would become a photo that does not animate again. Unless you use the App store to find an app that saves them for you.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    Why does the GIF not play after saving it to my phone?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Depends on your photo gallery app. Some might support GIF animation and some might not.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    How do I save a GIF to my camera roll and still have the GIF be animated?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    You can install an app called Gifitize. It will also find all of your GIFs from your camera roll and put them in an album inside the app.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    How can I hear the sound associated with a GIF?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    GIFs do not have sound files attached to them. Therefore, they do not make sound. When you watch a GIF and don't hear anything, that's normal.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    Does the iPhone 5 support gifs?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Yes, it does.
    Thanks!
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