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How to Save GIFs on iPhone and iPad (iOS 11 or later)

After iOS 11, saving GIFs to iPhone and iPad becomes possible. If you're looking to how to save GIFs to iPhone, you've come to the right place.

Updated Sep 28,2017 | by Shannon

GIF is a short moving picture and it is also called a moving meme. In previous iOS 11 system, iPhone and iPad don't support animated GIF images. If you simply save a GIF to iPhone, it will become a still image. Now in iOS 11or iOS 12, GIFs will remain alive after you saving them to iPhone and iPad. When you see a funny GIF image, you can simply save it to your iPhone or iPad. Now let's show you how to save GIFs to iPhone and iPad from websites and in Messages app.

How to Save GIFs to iPhone and iPad from Any Website

There are a lot of interesting GIFs at Giphy, Facebook, Twitter or other websites and you want to save the GIFs. Here we will show you how to save GIFs to iPhone and iPad from Giphy. Other sites will work the same.

A Related Article: 3 Ways to Download GIF from Twitter on iPhone or PC

Step 1: Launch Safari on your iPhone or iPad.

Step 2: Enter or other url.

Step 3: Find the GIFyou want to save.

Step 4: Touch and hold the GIF image until you see the option window.

Step 5: Tap on "Save Image".

Step 6: Done. Now you are able to view the GIFin Photos app and share it to anyone you want.

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How to Save a GIF in Messages app

There are also many funny or useful GIFs sent from others in Messages app. It is easy to save a GIF to iPhone and iPad in Messages app. 

Step 1: Launch Messages app on your iPhone or iPad.

Step 2: Open a conversation.

Step 3: Tap and hold the GIF in the conversation until the option window appears.

Step 4: Tap "Save". Then the GIF will be saved to your iPhone simply.

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How to View the Saved GIFs on iPhone/iPad in iOS 11 or iOS 12

Do you know how to view the GIFs after saving GIFs on iPhone and iPad? Apple creates an Animated album where you can view all your GIFs and share and edit them just like how you manage photos. 

Step 1: Open Photos app on iPhone or iPad.

Step 2: Tap on "Albums" on the bottom right corner of your screen.

Step 3: All your GIF images are saved in the "Animated" album. You can view them and manage as how you do with other photos.

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Tips: If you want to transfer the GIFs from iPhone and iPad to PC, you can choose IOTransfer. IOTransfer is a user-friendly windows & iPhone transfer software.

Bottom Line

Meme GIFs are popular on social networks. Sometimes a funny meme GIF can perfectly express how you feel, better than words and images can explain. Now you can easily save GIFs to iPhone and iPad from online websites such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or any other websites and save a GIF in Messages app.

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