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Proven ways for you to download GIFs from Twitter to your computer, iPhone/iPad, or Android phone.
GIF is an image file format that supports both animated and static images. Although GIFs are essentially images, GIFs on Twitter are converted to a hybrid video format, which can't be downloaded like an image. Therefore, if you download a GIF from Twitter, it will be usually saved in MP4 format. In this article, we will introduce some Twitter video downloaders to help you save GIFs from Twitter on PC, Mac, iPhone, and Android phones.
In most cases, the downloaded Twitter GIFs are in MP4 format. If you want to save GIFs from Twitter in an image format, keep reading. We will teach you how to convert the downloaded MP4 files to GIF.
There are many Twitter video downloaders that can download GIFs from Twitter in MP4. If you don't mind the format, it is enough for you to keep such a short video that displays the same effects as a GIF. If you require the GIF to be saved in an image file format, you'll need an extra tool to convert the video to GIF. Let's see how to save a GIF from Twitter on Windows and Mac below.
There are a few ways for you to download Twitter GIFs in MP4, third-party applications, online Twitter video downloaders, or browser extensions. We will show you how to download GIFs with a clean and free third-party application, EaseUS MobiMover. It is a reliable free iPhone transfer tool as well as a free video downloader, which helps you download GIFs (and videos) from Twitter to your Windows, Mac, or iPhone/iPad using the GIF address.
How to get the address of a Twitter GIF
Go to Twitter and find the GIF you want to download. Right-click on the GIF and choose "Copy GIF Address." Now you have got the address of the GIF.
How to download the GIF to your PC or Mac with EaseUS MobiMover
Step 1. Launch EaseUS MobiMover, go to "Video Downloader", and choose to download Twitter GIFs to your computer.
Step 2. Copy the URL of the Twitter GIF, paste it into the address bar, then tap the "Download" button.
Step 3. Wait for EaseUS MobiMover to analyze the URL and save the GIF from Twitter to your computer. When it has finished, you can find the video in the selected folder on your computer.
Note: Besides downloading videos and GIFs from Twitter, EaseUS MobiMover can also download videos from other social media sites, like downloading Facebook to MP4.
Now you have downloaded the GIF from Twitter to your PC or Mac, in MP4. You can play the MP4 file and it looks exactly the same as what you see on Twitter. If you want to save it in an image format, the next step will be converting the video to GIF.
You can use this online video to GIF converter to convert the MP4 file to an animated GIF. Follow the steps below.
Step 1. Open the video to GIF converter from ezgif.com.
Step 2. Click "Choose File" to find the GIF video downloaded by EaseUS MobiMover and upload it to the page by clicking "Upload Video!"
Step 3. Click "Convert to GIF!" and wait for a moment. When the output GIF is available, click the "Save" icon to download the converted GIF to your PC. By far, you have successfully downloaded the GIF from Twitter to your PC or Mac.
Above is all about the proven way to download GIFs from Twitter to your PC or Mac.
If you don't mind saving GIFs from Twitter in MP4, you can send them to your iOS devices with EaseUS MobiMocver, after downloading Twitter GIFs with it. In addition, you can save GIFs on Twitter to your device via mobile apps, like GIFwrapped, which you can get from the App Store. See below for how to save a Twitter GIF to an iPhone/iPad.
Step 1. Download and install the Twitter downloader app on your device.
Step 2. In Twitter, tap the down arrow in the top-right corner of the tweet and choose "Share Tweet via" > "Copy link to Tweet."
Step 3. Open GIFwrapped, paste the tweet URL into the address bar, and click "Search."
Step 4. Click "Share" > "Share Photo" > "Save Image" to save the animated GIF to your iPhone Camera Roll.
As it is convenient to transfer files between Android and computer, after you download the GIF with EaseUS MobiMover and convert it from video to GIF, you can directly send the downloaded GIF to your Android phones with a USB cable. This is quite easy if you try the first way. What's more, there are also Twitter GIF downloaders for Android phones. These Android applications allow you to download GIFs from Twitter to Android phones. We will take Tweet2gif as an example, which is available in Google Play Store.
Step 1. Download and install Tweet2gif on your Android device.
Step 2. Go to the Twitter app and find the tweet that contains the GIF you want to save.
Step 3. Click the "Share" button and choose "Tweet2gif."
Step 4. Click "Download GIF" to start downloading the GIF from Twitter to your Android phone.
As we said earlier, there are many Twitter video downloaders that can download Twitter GIFs in MP4. Besides using desktop-based software like EaseUS MobiMover, you can also use browser extensions or online Twitter GIF downloaders. Below are two examples.
Downloading a GIF from Twitter to a computer directly from the website is fully possible as long as you equip your browser with a video downloader extension, like Video/GIF Downloader for Twitter provided by savetweetvid.com. By adding the extension to your browser, you will see a download button available under the Twitter GIF or video whenever you visit the Twitter website using the browser.
To save a Twitter GIF via the browser (e.g. Google Chrome):
Step 1. Go to the Chrome web store and search for Video & GIF downloader for Twitter.
Step 2. Add the extension to your browser and restart Chrome.
Step 3. Go to Twitter and find the tweet that has the GIF you want to save. Now you could see a "Download" button under the tweet.
Step 4. Click "Download" and you will see all the formats available.
Step 5. Choose "Download Gif" and the webpage will convert the item to the GIF format.
Step 6. Click "Download .gif" again to start saving GIFs to your computer.
To save a GIF from Twitter, using an online tool is also workable. As a friendly reminder, there may be unexpected issues while using an online Twitter GIF downloader, including bothering ads, unwanted popups, and annoying redirections. Thus, you should be careful while choosing which tool to apply. After some trials, I recommend you to try the Twitter video downloader from TWSaver.com.
Step 1. Go to the Tweet, right-click the GIF you want to save, then choose "Copy Video Address" to copy the URL.
Step 2. Go to TWSaver.com and paste the link to the address bar.
Step 3. Click "Go" and you will see all the download options, including "Medium Quality," "Low Quality," "High Quality," and "Convert Another."
Step 4. Choose the download option according to your needs to start downloading GIFs from Twitter to your device.
This Twitter video/GIF downloader is cross-platform. That means you can use it on desktop, iPhone, and Android devices.
In this blog, we have introduced the workable solution to download Twitter GIFs to your PC, Mac, iPhone/iPad, and Android devices. They can download the real GIFs to your device, not a video format. Follow the steps to try it on your own right now.
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