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How to Convert Instagram Video to GIF on iPhone for Free

Learn 2 ways to convert Instagram video to GIF on iPhone or PC. You can convert the full Instagram video or pick a part of it to save it as GIF.

Updated Jan 15,2020 | by Cody

Do you want to make a GIF from a video on your iPhone? In this article, I will show you how to convert Instagram video to a GIF and automatically save to Camera Roll. You can also convert any videos from your iPhone to GIF.

These three method also works with IGTV videos. Can this also work with super long IGTV videos? Sure. If needed, you can first trim the Instagram video or video from Camera Roll before you convert to GIF.

>> Also read - 3 Ways to Download Private Instagram Video on PC or iPhone

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Method 1: Turn Instagram Video to GIF with Workflow - Complicated

Workflow is a very useful automating tasks app on iOS. Because of its excellence, Apple bought Workflow. As Apple keeps adding new features to it, Workflow becomes more and more powerful.

For converting Instagram video to GIF, you can easily create a workflow to automatically do it. here I will also share an existing one for you to use. Let’s see how it works.

Step 1. Download the workflow app from Appstore on your iPhone.

Step 2. Get this Convert Instagram to GIF workflow.

Step 3. Go to Instagram app or IGTV to copy the URL of the video that you want to convert to GIF.


Step 4. Open Workflow app and run that workflow. It will start downloading the video first.

Step 5. When the video is downloaded, it allows you to edit the video. You can simply pick a start time or end time. After that tap Save to continue.


Step 6. After that, this workflow provides three options, including 'Save to Camera Roll', 'Repost on Instagram' or 'Quick Look'. Simply select one to proceed.

If you want the process to complete without being prompted, you can simply remove the Trim action and other options in this workflow. 


This app is totally free and has no limit on the video duration. However, it is a little bit complicated to process. If you prefer an easier way, check Method 3, which only requires three steps. By the way, if you want to get free Instagram followers, you can check here.

Method 2:  Instagram Video to GIF Online - Slow & Unstable

Many users love to use Imgur to share images. Do you know that Imgur has launched an online tool to convert Video to GIF. You can follow the steps below to get started.

Step 1. Go to the Imgur Video to GIF web page.

Step 2. Paste an Instagram video URL to get started. It supports all the video URLs including Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, etc.


Step 3. Pick a start time and end time. You can only select for 15 seconds.


Step 4. Click Create GIF.


Step 5. You can then edit, share or download this GIF.


The speed of this online tool can be very low due to bad internet environment. It sometimes failed the converting.

Method 3: Free Instagram Video to GIF Converter – Easy & Fast

By comparing different methods, I found that a free Instagram video to GIF converter, IOTransfer, works quite well, and it is easy-to-use. What’s more, it will transfer the GIFs to your iPhone/iPad/iPod. No more worry about low speed and converting failure.

Before converting, first download and install IOTransfer to your PC running Windows 10/8/8.1/7.

Now follow the three steps to convert Instagram videos to GIFs.

Step 1 Run IOTransfer, and click on the Tools tab on the top. Here you can find the GIF Maker. Click Launch.


Step 2 Click on Add Video, and choose the Instagram video that you want to convert to GIF. Set the start time, end time, FPS, etc. as you like.

Notice: To convert Instagram videos, you need to download Instagram videos to PC first.

Watch this tutorial video to learn how to convert Instagram video to GIF with IOTransfer easily.

Step 3 Click on Create GIF button and the GIF will be created in seconds. When it is completed, open the GIF location to take a look.


Just like that, simply and quickly, you have converted Instagram video to GIF.


If you want to transfer the GIFs to Camera Roll, just go to the AIR-TRANS tab, where you can directly save GIF to iPhone Camera Roll.


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