GIFs are one of the most enjoyable aspects of using the internet. And sometimes you want to make a GIF from the YouTube video you watched, but most of us don’t know how to make one.
So, If you want to know how to create a GIF from YouTube videos from both your mobile and PC, here are web and desktop apps that can help you do that, regardless of what platform you are using.
Create GIF From YouTube Videos on the Web
There are two ways to create a GIF from a YouTube video from the web. First, you can use the site gifs.com and secondly by making use of a Chrome extension called GIFit.
Gifs.com is the most popular GIF maker website on the internet. Just add ‘gif’ before ‘youtube.com’ or after ‘www.’ then press Enter to convert the YouTube video into a GIF. As an example:
This will bring up an editor where you can edit the length of your GIF (maximum 20 seconds), add captions, crop, blur, pad, flip clips, add colors, invert colors, speed up video speed, etc.
All these effects will be added as layers which you can remove or adjust later. In short, you can think of it as a photoshop for GIF maker. This site adds a watermark on the generated gif, to remove it you have to upgrade to premium for $1.99/month.
Also read: How to Make a Transparent Animated GIF Online
2. GIFit (Chrome Extension)
GIFit is a Chrome extension that helps you to create GIFs directly from the YouTube page itself. No need to open a separate site. Once you install the extension, you will see a GIFit logo next to Subtitles while playing videos.
Just click on it and select the start and end time, adjust the width and height, frame rate, and set the quality of your GIF in the pop-up menu. Now you can simply click on the GIFit button and the extension will start creating the GIF according to the pre-configured settings.
The best part is that there is no time limit for creating GIFs from YouTube videos on GIFit. But the only caveat is that you can’t watch videos while creating GIFs and it takes a while to export them compared to previous web apps.
Create GIF From YouTube Videos on iOS
There are not many app options if you want to create GIF from YouTube videos on your iPhone. One of them is the Video to GIF application. Just open the app, select the YouTube to GIF option, paste the YouTube URL, and select a start and end time to create a GIF.
There are several templates available to use, but they are not very good. Once you are done creating GIF from YouTube videos, you can download the GIF or directly upload it to social media.
Downloads: Video to GIF
Create GIF From YouTube Videos on Android
Just like on iOS, you can also create GIFs from YouTube videos on Android. GIF Maker app is an app that you can take advantage of. This app has no YouTube to GIF option, so you have to rely on the native screen recording feature. You can start recording from the app homepage with a 3 second countdown. Apart from that, you can quickly stop the recording from the notification drawer.
Turning to the editing tools, you can trim videos, remove frames, change speed, correct colors, and do a lot more. I know it’s not as easy as the YouTube link copy/paste option, but the tool you get is worth the sacrifice.
Downloads: GIF Maker
Also read: How to convert WebM to GIF
Create GIFs from YouTube Videos on Mac
To create GIF from YouTube videos on Mac, you can use GIPHY Capture. GIPHY Capture is a free application created by GIPHY. It is somewhat similar to screen recording as you basically record everything on your screen. You can simply drag and move the window to resize the canvas. Currently, you can only capture GIFs that are up to 30 seconds long.
Giphy Capture also has tons of editing tools. For example, you can adjust the frame rate, add animated text, filters, etc. Apart from that, you can also create note shortcuts and add watermark from quick settings menu.
Downloads: GIPHY Capture
Also read: 7 Best Giphy Alternatives | Best Giphy-like GIF Sites & Apps
Create GIF From YouTube Videos on Windows PC
ScreenToGif is the best GIF maker app for Windows PC ever to date. It is free and packs almost all the features you will need. The application is divided into four parts, depending on the ultimate goal. This application can function as a recorder, webcam, board, and editor.
Whenever you want to create or convert a YouTube video to GIF, you just have to open the recorder option. Similar to the Mac app, you can drag to resize the window. Once finished recording, you can delete frames, add transitions, draw, and change other aspects in the GIF editor.
Those are some ways to make GIFs from YouTube videos from both HP and PC. With this article, I hope that now you know how to easily create GIFs from YouTube videos. Hopefully this tutorial is useful for those of you who need it. Thank you for visiting and don’t forget to share it with your friends too.