A GIF is a popular file format that doesn’t contain any audio data information that’s frequently shared online. On Twitter, GIF memes are commonly shared and if you like them, its common knowledge to save it into your gallery. The problem with this is that the GIFs that you see on Twitter aren’t GIF files, they’re actually .MP4 files.
When a GIF file is uploaded onto Twitter, it’s converted into a short .mp4 video file that’s looped – this is because Twitter doesn’t support GIF files. If Twitter were to support GIF files, it would make their web pages a lot slower, therefore, it’s converted into a video for you to play. Because of this, you can’t save GIFs from Twitter as you would pictures.
To save GIFs, you’ll need a GIF downloader. EZGIF is the only reliable Twitter GIF downloader you can use to download GIFs. After you’ve pasted the video link to the GIF download, it’s download as a short video on your camera roll.
1. iPhone or Android
1. Tap on the Tweet that contains the GIF.
2. Select the Share button. This is the last button at the bottom of the Tweet. Once you’ve clicked it, 3 options will appear.
3. Tap Share Tweet via. This will bring up options in your iPhone or iPad.
4. Tap Copy Link. The link will be copied to your clipboard.
5. Open any browser and visit EZGIF.
6. Tap Video to GIF.
7. Paste the GIF URL and tap Upload video. You’ll be shown a preview of the video, the start time, end time, and the size.
8. Tap Convert to GIF.
9. Hold down the GIF and tap Save Image. The GIF will appear in your camera roll.
1. Open the Tweet containing the GIF.
2. Select the drop-down and click Copy link to Tweet. This will save the link to the clipboard.
3. Open any browser and visit EZGIF.
4. Paste the GIF URL and tap Upload video. You’ll be shown a preview of the video, the start time, end time, and the size.
5. Tap Convert to GIF.
6. Right-click the GIF and select Save Image As. This will download the GIF to your downloaded files.