Twitter is the best micro-blogging platform on the internet, and it is also the most preferred tool for content creators to connect with their followers. The interface is simplistic, and that’s what makes Twitter an amazing tool to get the most critical points across without any fillers.
One of the newer ways for people to communicate on twitter is GIFs. GIFs have been trending ever since they were introduced as a built-in feature on all major platforms, and along with entertainment, GIFs also offer introverts, a creative outlet for their thoughts.
There are millions of GIFs circulating on Twitter everyday, and even more in the GIFs collection. You might think it is easy to search for GIFs, and it is, but what happens when you see a GIF you absolutely love but cannot find it easily in the GIF search?
You download the GIF from your Twitter timeline.
In this tutorial, we will show you the BEST way to save a GIF from Twitter.
Step 1. If you do not have Twitter already, you can download and install the Twitter app for your Android smartphone using this link.
Step 2. You can’t directly save a GIF from Twitter, so you will need to download an installer. The best one available is the Tweet2GIF app for Android.
Step 3. Open the Twitter app on your Android smartphone.
Step 4. Scroll past your timeline and open the post which contains the GIF.
Step 5. Tap the ‘More‘ button from the tweet menu.
Step 6. Tap on the ‘Copy link‘ button. This will copy the unique link to the tweet onto the clipboard.
Step 7. Exit the Twitter app and then open the Tweet2GIF app on your smartphone.
Step 8. Paste the link into the search bar.
Step 9. You can now choose to download the GIF in its original format, or as an MP4 movie file.
This is the best third party app solution to saving a GIF from Twitter.
If you do not completely trust third party apps, and you want to save the GIF anyways, the best way forward is to record your screen and crop the GIF and save it in your gallery for future use.