Twitter has currently no option to save a GIF directly in their app. Another problem is that Twitter GIFs are not real GIFs. They are just videos that automatically play in a loop. However, it is possible to download a Twitter GIF and convert it to a real GIF in just two steps.

First, you need to download the GIF as video. SaveDeo makes that possible:

  1. Go to: https://savedeo.com/en/sites/twitter
  2. Copy the direct link to the post in the input box
  3. Click download.

Now you have the GIF in the MP4 video format. Next you need to convert the video to a GIF. Therefore you can use EZGIF:

  1. Go to: http://ezgif.com/video-to-gif
  2. Upload the video you just downloaded.
  3. Set the start time to 0
  4. Set the end time to the length of the video.
  5. Click convert to GIF.
  6. Click save to download the file.

Should we build a simpler service for that?

We are able to build a simpler service to extract GIFs from Twitter. If you want that to happen, follow us on Twitter. We will build a free one click solution, when we get more than 1000 Follower.

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