GIFs are those silent but hilarious videos that always seem to catch your attention. Now, you want to capture attention with your own GIFs. While your iPhone makes creating video easy, creating GIFs is tough.

There’s a few hacks to make GIFs with your iPhone, but they’re not intuitive. There’s a few apps to make GIFs, but you have to deal with downloads and paywalls.

So, what’s the simplest way to make a GIF without leaving your iPhone? The answer: Kapwing’s free, web-based app that requires no download or payment. Make a GIF in just a few clicks with these steps:

  1. Upload your video
  2. Add the perfect edits
  3. Publish as a GIF

1. Upload your video

First, use an existing video or shoot a new one on your iPhone. Next, open the Kapwing Studio and upload your video.

Kapwing is a web-based app, so you don't need to download anything. Also, you don't need to sign up to get started.

2. Add the perfect edits

Now, find the perfect clip to make into a GIF and add the effects you want. Click ‘Edit video’ and select the tool you need. To trim, just slide the handle to cut out footage. Also, click ‘Add Cut’ to remove footage from within the video.

Kapwing provides tools to adjust the filter, crop the GIF, add text overlays and much more. That means you can make a GIF exactly how you want. Check out this article about editing video with Kapwing to learn more.

3. Publish as a GIF

When you’re done, slide the toolbar at the top, open the ‘Setting’ tab and choose the ‘GIF’ output option. Then, click ‘Publish' in the top left and wait for it to process. Finally, the download page gives you the option to download or share directly to social media. Isn’t Kapwing convenient?

Remember to tag us @KapwingApp whenever you share your content on social media – we love to see what our creators are passionate about. And be sure to subscribe to the Kapwing Resources page – we’re constantly writing new tutorial and features to help you make the most out of Kapwing.


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