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3 Ways to Download GIF from Twitter on iPhone or PC

Many users share funny GIFs on Twitter. Learn to download GIFs from Twitter on iPhone or PC. You can choose to save as GIF or video.

Updated Aug 14,2018 | by Cody

Browsing tweets, you probably will come across some amazing GIFs. In this article, I will show you 3 ways to download GIF from Twitter on iPhone or PC.

When you upload an animated GIF, Twitter will automatically convert it to mp4 video file, so you can save the GIF from Twitter as GIF or MP4 files using the methods below.

>>Also read - How to Download GIF from Instagram

How to Save GIFs on iPhone from Twitter with Siri Shortcuts

All you need is a free app Workflow that can help you automate many tasks. Basically, it can make your iOS device more productive. Because of that, Apple Brought Workflow. In iOS 12, Apple will make a built-in app Shortcuts that including all features of Workflow.

You can refer to the steps below to get started.

Step 1. Install Shortcuts app from AppStore on your iPhone or iPad.

Step 2. Get this Download Twitter GIF Shortcut .

Step 3. Go to Twitter and locate the tweet that includes the GIF that you want to download.


Step 4. Tap on the downward arrow and select Share Tweet Via…


Step 5. Select Run Workflow. If you use it for the first time, you need to tap More and turn on the option Run Workflow.


Step 6. Select the Download Twitter GIF workflow. Then select to save it as GIF or video.

After that, you can find this Twitter GIF saved in Camera Roll whether you choose to save as GIF or Video. You can also copy the Link to Tweet and then Go to Workflow app to run this Download Twitter GIF workflow.

Save Twitter GIFs on PC with Only Your Web Browser

If you like to download Twitter GIFs on your computer, you do not need to use any software or online tool. Just follow the steps below to get started.

Step 1. Go to the Twitter GIF that you want to download and Press F12 key to open Developer Tools.

Step 2. Under the Elements tab, click the arrow button at the left and click the GIF that you want to download, which helps you locate the GIF file URL.


Step 3. Copy the highlighted URL, namely, the source of GIF file, and open it in a new tab.


Step 4. From here, you can click the download button or right click and select Save Video As to download this Twitter GIF on your computer.


As mentioned before, GIFs are automatically converted to MP4 by Twitter, so what you just downloaded is a video file. If you want to download Twitter GIF as GIF, then you can use Giphy GIF Maker to convert video to GIF. By the way, you can also use this method to download videos from Twitter.

Directly Download Twitter GIFs to iPhone/PC with IOTransfer - Easy & Fast

Apart from the previous methods, you can also use only one simple tool, IOTransfer, to save GIFs from Twitter on iPhone or PC.

Step 1. Download and install IOTransfer on your PC. If you want to download it to iPhone, then connect your iPhone to this PC via lightning cable.

Step 2. Copy the link to tweet that includes the GIF that you want to download.


Step 3. Open IOTransfer and click on the VIDEOS tab. Then Paste the copied URL in the box and click Download.

Step 4. If you want to save to iPhone, just check the option Automatically transfer the downloaded videos into your iOS device. When downloaded, you can also click on the iPhone icon to save the Twitter GIF to iPhone.



If you do not want to fetch your lightning cable, you can also save GIFs to iPhone with the AirTrans feature, which helps you transfer files between iPhone and PC over Wi-Fi. What’s more, IOTransfer can help you download videos from YouTube and other sites, clean iPhone caches and junk files, convert video formats, etc.

All these three methods can help you download GIF from Twitter without much effort. Now, it is your turn. Which of these methods do you find most helpful? 

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