Did you know that Twitter doesn’t allow to save animated GIF? Nowadays, Animated GIF images are most popular on Twitter. Most Twitter users share GIF images on Twitter. Because, Nowadays, Animated Video GIF images are very popular. But, there is no option available to save or download GIF images from Twitter. That’s why many users search about How to save GIF from Twitter. So, here at oTechWorld, I’m writing about how to save animated GIF from Twitter on both PC and smartphone.
Why doesn’t Twitter allow to save animated GIF?
When you upload any GIF on Twitter then, It converts into a video file to decrease the page loading time. Because GIF images taking more time to showing properly in the browser. That’s why you can’t see any option to save GIF from Twitter.
But, it doesn’t mean, you can’t save animated GIF from Twitter. You can easily save any GIF from Twitter on PC and smartphone.
1. On PC (Save GIF From Twitter)
If you are using Twitter on PC, then it is easy to save or download GIF images. Though, no option is available to save GIF image. But, you can do this with third party websites and apps. Don’t worry, you don’t need to login or create an account on this website. Twitter provides the link of every tweet to share the tweet on another social networking sites. So, with the tweet link, you can download GIF images. Below are the steps to do this.
Open Twitter and click on the arrow icon of the tweet, which has GIF image.
After that, Click on the “Copy link to tweet” option. (The tweet link will be copied to clipboard)
After that, click on the “Download” button to save or download GIF image.
That’s all. Now you can share that GIF on another social networking site and app like WhatsApp.
2. On SmartPhone (Android and IOS)
Most users use the twitter from their smartphones. The above method is also working fine on smartphones. The steps are almost same on the Android and IOS. But, you can also download the app on Android phone for this. Though, App is not highly recommended because you can do this without any app. Below are the steps.
Open the Twitter app on your smartphone, and tap on the arrow icon of the tweet. After that, tap on the “Copy link to tweet” option.
Click on the “Download” button to download GIF from Twitter.
Though, it is easy to do this on a smartphone. But, some users also searching for apps to download or save GIF images.
Use App to Download or Save GIF from Twitter (For Android Phone)
There are tons of apps available to do this. Some apps are free to use. On the other hand, some apps are paid to use. So, you need to download the Tweet2gif app (This is a free app). Below is the link to download the Tweet2gif app from Google Play Store.
After installing this app, Just open this app and paste the tweet link and tap on the “Download GIF” button.