Seen a GIF on Twitter that you wish you could download? Now you can! Just follow the instructions of this article on how to download GIFs from Twitter.
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Personally, I’m more of a Facebook user. But from time to time I jump on Twitter to check on the posts from my long list of favourite content creators and entertainers. And I often come across many funny GIFs in the comment section. I don’t even know where do people get them, but there’s one thing I know: I want to have those GIFs. So how can I save GIF from Twitter?
But first of all, what is Twitter?
Twitter is one of many social networks that are from the United States. However, one of the many things that make Twitter different from the other social network is that status update/tweet is limited to 280 characters including space between words. Created in 2006, the social network has now become one of the biggest social networks on the planet.
What is a GIF?
For people who don’t know what GIF is, GIF is short for Graphics Interchange Format, which is capable of showing short animation. In many situations using any image for commenting isn’t going to do much. But with a GIF? It is extremely fun.
So how do you download a GIF from Twitter?
So, what do you do when you want to save the GIF you see on Twitter for later use. If you can have memes on your phone just to comment on many different posts, you might as well have some GIFs. Check out these methods on how to how to save GIFs from Twitter
Method 1: Download GIF using Chome’s inspect element feature
For the people who know their way around a computer, this method is quite easy to remember and execute. If you see a GIF on Twitter, just try and open the post that contains the GIF on a separate tab. In order to do that, you can either right click on the GIF and paste it in a new tab or just press on the blank area next to the GIF. Once you have finished that, hit F12 on your keyboard to open the inspect element panel.
Choose the Network tab and look down a bit for a small Media button. Hit the refresh button on the browser or F5 on your keyboard. The page will be refreshed and so will the GIF that you want to download. Once the GIF is played, a small line will appear on the inspect element panel, and from that, you can get the link to open the GIF on a separate tab. Right click on the link, choose “open in new tab” to have a new tab open with nothing but the GIF only.
Click on the option button right under the GIF and press download. The GIF is now yours!
Method 2: Using Twdownload
If you’re not a computer wizard or you found it too complicated to follow the first method, this might work better for you. And at the same time, this is also quite convenient if you are planning on saving dozens of GIFs from Twitter in one go. Anytime you see a tweet with GIF on it, just right click on the GIF and copy the video address. The next thing you need to do is open a new tab and go to twdownload.com and paste the URL in the white text box. Hit download and you will be redirected to a download page. Press the “download link” button and you will see a tab with nothing but the GIF on it. Press the option button below the GIF and you can download it to your computer.
Method 3: using EzGIF
This method is somewhat similar to the second one, but it has many more functions for advanced users. You might find it a bit confusing that the site says it’s a video to GIF website. Well, all GIFs on Twitter are saved in the format of a video so it’s completely okay. The step to save a GIF you see on Twitter is simple. You hit right click on the GIF you see and choose “copy video address”. Next thing to do is go to ezGIF.com and choose the first out of the four functions on the website, which is video-to-GIF conversion.
Paste the video URL that you have copied earlier. Hit upload and you will be presented with multiple tools to customize your GIF anyway you want.
You can crop, change the format, resize, rotate, etc… pretty much all the tool you need for editing online. Scroll the page a little bit and you will also get to change the size as well as the frame per second of the GIF. After you’re done with all the customizations, press convert to GIF, right click on it and choose “save image as” and select the location where you want to save. And there you have it, your own customized GIF!
The use of GIFs to convey emotions is something that gives us the feeling of more accurate communication. There are things that words and simple pictures just can’t accomplish the way GIFs can. Overall it’s not difficult at all to download a GIF from Twitter. The first method will take some time to get used to. The second and third methods are much easier. Although, they require you to download another application or use an external website. The choice is up to you on how you want to go about saving those hilarious GIFs.
The three methods that I mentioned above are some of the best ways to save GIFs in my opinion. If you like this guide that we provided on how to save GIFs from Twitter, don’t forget to follow us for many more great articles in the future!