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How to Make Your Own GIF on WhatsApp in Simple Ways

Liza Brown
Liza Brown
Originally published Feb 28, 22, updated May 20, 24
How to Make Your Own GIF on WhatsApp in Simple Ways

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The feature of adding a GIF to your conversations on WhatsApp has been rolled out for a long and these animations add liveliness to your chats. On your iPhone as well as Android devices, there is an integrated library of these GIFs in several categories that can be used.

How To Send GIF On WhatsApp

Additionally, you can even make your own GIF using the videos on your WhatsApp in a few simple steps. Learn all about these GIFs and how to make your own GIF on WhatsApp.

Part 1 How to send GIF from the integrated library on WhatsApp

Your iPhone, as well as Android devices, has a library of GIFs that can be used to search for the desired animations. The steps for sharing these GIFs are as follows.

Step 1. Launch WhatsApp on your smartphone and open the chat to which you wish to send the GIF. On your Android phone, click on the smiley emoji and then select GIF options from the bottom of the screen and the library of the animations will open. 

On your iPhone, to open the library of GIF, click on the sticker icon.

Step 2. You can choose from available GIF and even search for the desired one using the keyword at the search icon. 

Step 3. Tap on the selected GIF and then click on the Send button that will share the animation to the chat.

How To Send GIF From Integrated Library

Part 2 How to create WhatsApp GIF using Videos on Android and iPhone

In addition to the library, WhatsApp also allows creating GIF animations using the videos on the device. (For iPhone users, even Live Photos can be used). For a video to be used as GIF, it cannot be more than 6 seconds. So, the longer videos need to be trimmed to under 6 seconds.

Steps to create custom GIF WhatsApp using videos 

Step 1. Open the WhatsApp chat on your phone where you want to send the GIF. Click on the camera icon and then select the video from your device’s gallery. Alternatively, you can also record a live video to create a GIF.

Step 2. After the video is added, trim it down under 6 seconds using the slider at the top. You can add text to the video using the Caption option. 

Step 3. Next, click on the GIF button that will convert the added video into GIF. Finally, click on the Send button at the bottom-right corner. 

How To Send GIF From Integrated Library

Part 3 How to create an excellent GIF using Wondershare Filmora

Though iPhone and Android, both allow creating a GIF from videos on your device, the option for customizations is limited. So, if you want to create your own GIF using images and videos, Wondershare Filmora will work as the best software. This versatile tool supports all key media formats like JPG, PNG, MP4, MKV, MOV, and others for creating GIF animations.

The overall process is fast as well as simple where you just need to add the media files, edit them and choose to save them as GIFs. Using Wondershare Filmora Video Editor, multiple customizations can be done, like rotating, trimming, adding texts, adding sounds, speed-up, adding elements, and more. 

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Steps to create GIF using Wondershare Filmora

StepLaunch the Wondershare software on your system and add the local media files from which you wish to create a GIF.

Step 1. Next, drag and drop the files to the timeline of the software.

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Step 2. Using the editing tools, you can customize the added files. 

Step 3. Add texts, and effects as needed using the functions at the software.

Create GIF Using Wondershare Filmora 2

Step 4. Next, at the Local tab choose the GIF option, select the desired file name and the system location to save the file. Finally, click on the EXPORT button to start the file processing.

Create GIF Using Wondershare Filmora 3

Key Takeaways from This Episode

GIF animations can be added from the integrated library at Android and iPhone devices.

Using the local videos on the phone, GIF can also be created.

For creating an excellent and professional-looking GIF, Wondershare Filmora works as one of the best tools that is simple and quick to use. 

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