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Home > Tips > How to Convert Instagram Video to GIF on iPhone for Free

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.

by Cody |Aug 08,2018..

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.

This 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.

Method 1: Turn Instagram Video to GIF with Workflow

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 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.

Method 2: Imgur Video to GIF

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 a 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.

How to Save GIF to iPhone or iPad

If needed you can also easily save the downloaded GIF to your iOS device with IOTransfer, iPhone Transfer software. If you intend to use other more professional tools with more effects to edit the GIF, IOTransfer can also help you download Instagram videos.

To save GIF to iOS device with IOTransfer

Step 1. Download and install IOTransfer on your Windows PC.

Step 2. Run IOTransfer and connect your iOS device to this computer via lightning cable.

Step 3. Click on the Manage tab from the top menu and go to the Photos section.


Step 4. Select an album that you want to save the GIF to and click Import to select the GIF file.


Step 5. Click OK to save GIF to your iPhone.

If you do not have a USB cable around, this tool IOTransfer also allows you to transfer files to iPhone wirelessly. Just use the AirTrans feature to transfer GIF to iPhone over Wi-Fi.


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