How to Convert Videos to GIFs with WhatsApp

With this guide, learn how to convert videos to GIF on Android by using WhatsApp. WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps in the world at the moment. Over emojis, recently the app was updated to support GIF messages. Now, there are multiple stock GIFs you can choose from within your keyboard but sometimes, you just want to create your own from a video. The benefit of a GIF is that it is highly compressed, plays back infinitely and can be sent over slow data networks. With this tutorial, we will show you how to convert existing videos into GIF format with WhatsApp.

Rather than resorting to other apps, you can use WhatsApp’s built-in GIF convertor. Also, it is evident that most users would already have WhatsApp installed so using it to create GIF images is much more efficient than installing a separate app that would take precious internal storage space and would be redundant. To convert videos into GIFs with WhatsApp, we have detailed a step-by-step guide ahead.

Convert videos to GIF with WhatsApp

The GIF maker in WhatsApp can make a clip up to 6 seconds taken from any length video. Making GIF in WhatsApp is not a difficult process thanks to our step-by-step guide.

How to Convert Videos to GIF on Android With WhatsApp

Just follow the simple and easy steps to convert your video into GIF:

Like we said, it is very easy to create short 6-second GIFs with WhatsApp. Here are the simple steps you need to convert videos to GIF using the WhatsApp Android app

Step 1 – Shoot a movie of 6 seconds or you can pick any video from your gallery which is 6 seconds long or more.

Step 2 – Launch the WhatsApp from your app drawer and select the chat in which you want to send the GIF.

Step 3 – In the chat screen, tap on the Paperclip icon that can be found in the corner of the text field and select Gallery option then choose the video from your gallery which should be six seconds long at max.

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Step 4 – When you are done choosing the video, an editor will open where you will find GIF button along side the camera icon. Tap on it. Note: If the button is not viewable, further trim the video until it is.

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Step 5 – Edit your GIF by tapping on pencil icon and then all you have to do is press that Green Arrow button to send your GIF.

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That’s it. You have created your own GIF using WhatsApp’s GIF maker. Once you send it, the file will be saved locally as well for you to utilize. Note, you need to be on the latest WhatsApp version for the to work.

If you are still having some trouble using WhatsApp’s built-in GIF maker, just drop a comment below and will we be happy to help you.

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