How to Convert a Video to a GIF on Android – Phandroid


GIFs are fun ways to send animated videos without actually sending a video. This can be useful as GIF files are ultimately still considered image files, meaning you can send a photo that may use less data compared to an actual video, especially if you’re shooting at higher resolutions or frame rates.

It could also be a fun way to send memes to friends as it would be much quicker to download and less of a hassle compared to downloading a video and then playing it. So the question is how to make a GIF from a video on your Android phone. Turns out it’s really easy and you only need one app – GIPHY.

Convert video to GIF on Android

  1. Download the GIPHY app if you haven’t already
  2. Create a GIPHY account or log in if you already have one
  3. Tap on the top right corner of the app where it says “Create”.
  4. Tap on the bottom left corner of the app to select the video you want to convert
  5. Now you will be taken to the editing screen, so make your changes, add filters, etc., and when you’re done, tap the arrow button in the bottom right corner
  6. You now have the option to either upload the GIF to GIPHY or, if you just want to make something for yourself, tap “Save GIF” which will save the file to your phone and you’re done!

The newly created GIF file will be in your photo gallery, so from there you can send/share it like a normal file via email, messenger app, etc.

Alternatively, if you don’t want to convert videos, you can also use the above method if you want to stitch together different image files and convert them into a GIF.

That being said, this is only one available method. There are some web-based converters out there if you’d rather not use GIPHY, but since GIPHY is also a repository of GIFs that you can download and use, it might be useful for some who want a multipurpose app.


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