Have you ever seen a GIF on Instagram of GIPHY that you really wanted to speed up, slow down, or just otherwise edit? We all love sending GIFs, they're easy to our friends as a text, posting on social media, or adding them on top of videos. You can find GIFs on platforms like GIPHY or you can grab them from social media platforms like Instagram or Facebook. In this easy guide I'll show you how to speed up or slow down any GIF online for free.

Steps:

  1. Import to Kapwing
  2. Speed up (or slow down)
  3. Make edits & Export

1. Import to Kapwing

If you found your GIF on a site like GIPHY or a social media platform, go ahead and grab the link. If you already have the GIF saved locally on your computer, you can upload right into Kapwing! Head to the Studio and either paste your link or upload the GIF. The studio will open up with a canvas the size of your GIF. If you want to change the canvas size or the gif size, do that now by clicking a different canvas ratio size on the right or scaling the GIF up and down using the corners.

2. Speed up (or slow down)

Once your GIF is in Kapwing, click on it to bring up the right panel of editing tools. You'll find a box labeled "Speed" already set to set to "1X," you can click the (+) button on the right to speed up the GIF and the (-) button on the left to slow it down. You can slow it down all the way to 4 times the original speed (.25x), or speed it up 4 times as well (4x).

3. Make edits & Export

As you can see by the cover photo, I decided to make a couple further edits to this GIF. I resized the canvas to have a horizontal 9:16 aspect ratio, added a second GIF, added an arrow, and even some text! You can also add audio, subtitles, and make other super easy edits using the studio. If you'd like to export as a GIF, click the "Settings" button in the top right and make sure you're set to export as a GIF. When you're finished with your creation, click the big red "Publish" button in the top right, and voila! Kapwing will do the rest.

Kapwing makes all sorts of super simple content editing tools, and all for free! Check some other tutorials out:

Thanks for reading!

Devan Sood