How to Save Gif on Android

Charlotte Daniels

Android, Tutorials

GIFs are a fun way to express emotions or convey a message in a short and animated format. Whether you stumble upon a hilarious GIF on social media or receive one in a message, it’s always handy to know how to save it on your Android device. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps to save GIFs on Android.

Method 1: Saving GIFs from Web Browsers

If you come across an interesting GIF while browsing the web using your Android device, follow these steps to save it:

  1. Tap and hold on the GIF image until a menu appears.
  2. Select “Save Image” or “Download Image” option from the menu.
  3. The GIF will be saved in your device’s default photo gallery or download folder.

Note: The wording of the options may vary slightly depending on your web browser.

Method 2: Saving GIFs from Social Media Apps

Social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook often feature engaging GIFs. Here’s how you can save them from these apps:

Saving GIFs from Instagram

  1. Open Instagram, find the post with the GIF you want to save, and tap on it to open it in full view.
  2. Beneath the post, tap on the three-dot menu icon () located at the top-right corner of the post.
  3. In the pop-up menu, select “Copy Link”.
  4. Open any web browser on your Android device and paste the link into the address bar.
  5. The GIF will be displayed on the webpage. Now, follow the steps mentioned in Method 1 to save the GIF from the web browser.

Saving GIFs from Twitter

  1. Open Twitter, find the tweet with the GIF you want to save, and tap on it to view it in full screen.
  2. Beneath the tweet, tap on the share icon () located at the bottom-right corner of the tweet.
  3. In the share menu, select “Share Tweet via”.
  4. In the list of sharing options, choose a web browser or any other app that allows you to open links.
  5. The tweet will be opened in a web browser or app. Follow the steps mentioned in Method 1 to save the GIF from there.

Saving GIFs from Facebook

  1. Open Facebook, find a post with a GIF, and tap on it to open it in full view.
  2. In the pop-up menu, select “Save Video”.

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