The medium of communication has undergone the biggest evolutions through time and with smartphones getting ‘smarter’ by the day, new techniques of expressing ourselves are coming out on an almost daily basis.
Earlier, when we had to communicate with our friends or family, using an Android smartphone, we had to resort to full-on text messages. This then evolved into people creating short forms for phrases, which reduced the typing time. The common complaint was that it was difficult to grasp the tone of the text message, which is where emojis came into the picture. People could now simply send an emoji to show if they are happy, excited, sad, etc.
But now, we have another level of visual communication, and that is GIFs. GIFs are short looping videos that usually contain footage of cult-favorite characters or situations, and people use these, to give their messages a new dimension, while you had to rely on pre-built GIF libraries in the past, you can now create your own GIF and share that with your friends, family or colleagues.
In this tutorial, we will show you how to make a GIF on Android.
Download and Install the ‘GIPHY’ app on your Android smartphone.
On the opening page, tap on the ‘Get Started’ button.
Now, Sign up or log in to your GIPHY account using the correct credentials.
Tap on the ‘Create’ button on the top right-hand side of the page.
Tap on the ‘Allow Camera Access’ button in order to start recording the GIF.
Tap on the ‘I Agree’ button on the terms and conditions page.
Take the shot and then tap on the ‘Sticker’ option.
Choose the sticker you want to apply to your GIF.
Tap on the ‘Share’ button.
Enter the details of the GIF and then choose the share option.
Your GIF will now be ready and you can share this on any of the social media platforms. You may also choose to upload the GIF to the GIPHY library so that other users can access it as well.
If you love GIFs, and you want to create your own or use some of the pre-existing ones, you can download the Android app using the link given below.
GIPHY for Android – Click Here