How to Save a GIF from Twitter

With most Twitter memes, it’s easy to save one directly from the tweet – there are even popular “meme-stealing” memes that go around Twitter when someone grabs a picture they found. But with GIFs, downloading from Tweets is a bit harder – here's how to do it in under a minute!

How to Save a GIF from Twitter

GIF memes have become as recognizable as picture memes, and it’s common to see meme GIFs shared on Twitter, both in original tweets and especially in replies to popular tweets. Drake clapping, skeptical Jonah Hill, math woman, spit-take girl, and “Sure, Jan” are used in reply tweets constantly, and it’s easy to find new GIFs that you want for your own. With photo memes, it’s easy to save one directly from the tweet – in fact, it’s so common that there are popular “meme-stealing” memes that go around Twitter whenever someone grabs a picture they found and saves it themselves.

It's hard to go a day on Twitter without seeing one of these reaction GIFs. 

But with GIFs, it’s not quite as obvious how to save memes straight to your device. Luckily, there are free and trustworthy online tools you can use to immediately save Twitter GIFs. In this article, I'm going to show you how to download any GIF from Twitter online & for free. You'll need to know just 3 steps:

  1. Copy the GIF's Link
  2. Upload the GIF to the Kapwing Studio
  3. Process & Download

You can find GIFs on Twitter anywhere: your timeline, your Explore page, an account's "media" tab. Once you've found the GIF you want to save, it's simple to copy its link. If you're using a computer, either right-click on the GIF itself and select "Copy Video Address," or right-click the URL bar and select "Copy."

If you're using the Twitter mobile app, it's just as easy. Tap the share icon under the tweet (it looks like an arrow pointing up from a tray) and select "Share Tweet via...". Select "Copy link," and you're ready to go.

Step 2: Upload the GIF to the Kapwing Studio

With your Twitter link copied, head over to and click "Start editing." Or, if you're already signed in, click "New Project," then "Start with Studio." This will take you to the Kapwing Studio, where you can use all of Kapwing's editing tools in one place. Now, just right-click on the URL field and choose "Paste." The Twitter GIF will be uploaded to the Studio in just a few seconds.

The GIF will initially upload as a video, rather than a GIF file.  While you’re in the Studio, you can make any edit your GIF needs:

• Add overlays & audio
• Add shapes
Add text & text animations or subtitles
Crop, trim, & filter
Convert it to a video

Step 3: Process & Download

Once your Twitter GIF has been uploaded to the Kapwing Studio, just click the red "Publish" button in the top right corner. Kapwing will work quickly your GIF will be ready to download in a matter of seconds.

When your GIF is finished processing, click “Download” from the right side of the screen. Here, you can also log in with just a couple clicks using your Facebook or Google account to remove the Kapwing watermark for free, if you haven't done so already.

To download your copied Twitter GIF to your phone, long-press on the GIF or click the Download button. On a computer, your new GIF will appear in your downloads folder. On a phone, it should be saved to your camera roll.

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