Make a GIF of your favorite YouTube video with these great tools

Making a GIF from a YouTube video is easier today than ever, but choosing the right tool for the job isn't always so simple. In this guide, we'll teach you how to make a GIF from a YouTube video with our two favorite online tools.
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With Giphy, it's finally possible to post GIFs to Instagram. Here's how

Unfortunately, uploading a GIF to Instagram is not as straightforward as we'd like it to be, but there are a few workarounds. Here, we show you how you can easily post GIFs to your Instagram feed or Stories using the Instagram app and…
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These are the best ways to make an animated GIF

Love sharing GIFs with your friends and peers, but wish you could make your own? Here's how to do so in Photoshop, or using a few other methods that don't require you to shell out a premium fee with each calendar year.

18 seconds of fame: Giphy’s quirky new GIF film festival has a $10K prize

Have a knack for creating GIFs? Someone is going to win $10,000 for a video that's 18 seconds or less at the Giphy Film Festival. The new contest is set to recognize the top creator for the short micro-films in five different categories.

Picture this: PhotoMirage creates moving images from still photographs

Want your social media photos to get a bit more attention? Corel PhotoMirage is a new Windows program that animates a still photo, creating a GIF or cinemagraph using a simple process.

Making an animated GIF is easier than you think with these apps

Making an animated GIF isn't as hard as you might expect. Check out some of our favorite desktop and mobile software, whether you want to record yourself, capture your screen, or pick a clip from the web.

The heartwarming Love Gnome tops 2017’s list of most popular GIFs

It's time to look back at 2017, because did a year really conclude if it doesn't get some kind of roundup? Here to help close out 2017 with some nostalgia is GIPHY, which announced its "world's most animated Year End list."

Now you can create fancy GIFs app-free with Giphy’s online GIF Maker

Want to make a quick GIF? The task no longer requires downloading an app with a new online option from Giphy. Using just a web browser, you can create a GIF from a still photo or video, complete with text and stickers.
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Repeating GIF of a storm cloud fools millions into believing it was live

Facebook's algorithms may be working to punish fake live video, but millions tuned into a live video that was actually an old GIF. The storm itself was real -- but it actually happened back in 2015.

Originally designed for iOS, Google's Motion Stills now arrives on Android

Apple might have created Live Photos, but Google is out to perfect the art of editing and sharing the images. This app -- which stabilizes and converts the hybrid image format for easy sharing across platforms -- is now available for…
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Can't get enough gifs? Now you can record your own on Facebook

is testing a new gif mode in the iOS version of the Facebook app. If you're an iPhone user, when you swipe left to get to the Facebook camera, you'll see a new option to record your very own gif. 

Kika Tech teams up with Giphy to expand its GIF library

Kika Tech, the group behind Emoji Gif for Facebook Messenger, has teamed up with search engine Giphy to dramatically expand its GIF library. It's the newest partner in the tech group's growing ecosystem.
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Gfycat’s new Reddit bot supplies your dancing cat images on demand

There's a new way to share dancing kittens and sports highlights on Reddit: Gfycat's new image-sharing bot. The animated image repository's tool posts content on demand, and it's launching first on Reddit.
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Texas grand jury finds that a GIF can be considered a weapon

In a first-of-its-kind case, a Texas grand jury this week ruled that an animated GIF can be used as a deadly weapon. The decision stems from a December 2016 incident in which a GIF was sent with the intention of causing a seizure in the…

Giphy Stickers lets you send your friends some love in a GIF

Giphy wants to make sure that everyone everywhere is capable of enjoying the distinct joy GIFs can bring (like nothing else really can), and it's doing it by way of new GIF stickers available in an iOS and Android app.

Gfycat makes it easier for developers to make GIFs a part of their apps

Gfycat, one of the world's largest online GIF libraries, has launched a software developer kit that will tap into its growing collection of animated images. It's launching first with messaging app

Gfycat makes GIF creation easier with its new Gfycat Loops app

Gfycat's new Gfycat Loops app for Android turns your videos and captured clips into animated images automatically, and uploads them to the service's collection of more than 25 million GIFs.
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Stills not enough? Here’s how to post an animated GIF to Facebook

In 2015, Facebook officially added support for GIFs, so users can quickly share their favorite dance moves and slam dunks. Check out our guide on how to post GIFs on Facebook, and reinvigorate your lackluster News Feed.