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How to Convert MP4 to GIF in 2 Methods

If you don’t know how to convert MP4 to GIF, check this guide right now. In this tutorial, you will learn 2 ways to convert MP4 to GIF quickly.

Updated Nov 02,2018 | by Joy

GIF stands for "Graphics Interchange Format", which is basically an animated image with no sound. More and more people are aware of the pleasure of creating GIF as it is capable of conveying lots of interesting information. Have you saved many MP4 videos on your computer? Want to convert MP4 to GIF so that you can use GIF in the comments section on the web or in messages on your iPhone? Just keep reading. 

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The article mainly consists of two methods. The first one is how to convert MP4 to GIF online. The second way concerns about converting videos with a third-party tool. In the second method, you can also transfer your converted GIF to iPhone and enjoy it everywhere. Now follow the two methods below.

Method 1: How to Convert MP4 to GIF Online

There are many online tools allowing you to complete the conversion. Here, let’s see how to use this Online Converter to make it. 

Step 1. Open the browser on your PC and go to 

Step 2. Click “Image Converter” and tap on “GIF Converter”. Then click the inverted triangle icon in the section of “Convert” to choose “MP4 to GIF”.


Step 3. Click “Choose File” to select MP4 videos you want to convert. Then click “Convert” button to start the conversion.


Although it’s easy to convert MP4 to GIF online, it takes too much time to upload and convert videos. After converting, you will also spend lots of time to download it to your computer. Besides, there are many annoying ads while converting. It can’t allow you to transfer GIF to iPhone. To avoid these problems, try the second method.

Method 2: How to Convert MP4 to GIF and Transfer to iPhone with an Easy Tool

Are you searching for an easy tool to convert MP4 videos to GIF on computer? Why not try this IOTransfer Video to GIF maker? It supports multiple videos formats like MP4, MKV, MOV and more. Also, IOTransfer provides users with a convenient shortcut to enjoy your created GIF on iOS devices. Let’s see the simple steps.

Before Converting

Download IOTransfer and install it to your Windows 7/8/8.1/10. It can work in iOS 8 or later. Also, it’s fully compatible with iOS 12. If your iPhone haven’t been updated to iOS 12, do not forget to check these potential iOS 12 problems.

Start Converting

Step 1. Launch IOTransfer and tap on “TOOLS” at the top menu. Then you will see two tools in the screen. One is Instagram Downloader enabling you to easily download Instagram videos or photos. The other is GIF maker. Now click “Launch” under GIF Maker and then tap on “Add Video” to select a MP4 video from your PC .



Step 2. Set the start and end time in two options. 

Option 1: You can separately drag the slider bar to set the start and end time based on your own preference. 

Options 2: Also, this GIF maker can help you get more precise time automatically by holding down the Ctrl key and scrolling the mouse wheel to zoom the slider bar.

Note: You are able to set the FPS and Scaling for your GIF.


Step 3. Click “Create GIF” to start converting MP4 to GIF. After that, click “Open GIF Location” to enjoy it on your computer. 


Bonus tip: as I said before, IOTransfer can allow you to transfer your created GIF to iPhone. Just go to “MANAGE” > “Photos” > “Albums” > choose “Photo Library” or click “Create” to add a new album. Then click “Import” to choose your GIF and start transferring.



Besides, if your USB cable doesn’t work well, you can use AirTrans feature to wirelessly transfer files to iPhone.

Apart from this GIF creation feature, IOTransfer can also allow you to quickly download videos from YouTube, Facebook, etc., clean up more space for iPhone, and much more.

Bottom Line:

The article lists two simple methods to convert MP4 to GIF, you can choose either of them. The second method is actually my preference as it takes less time to complete the conversion without any annoying commercial interruption. Furthermore, I always want to transfer videos to iPhone and IOTransfer can help me do that.

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