Navigating over the Internet, and especially on social networks, you come across increasingly fun animated GIFs . You’d love to save them on your Android smartphone, but you do not know how to do it. Well, in that case, I’m happy to tell you that you’ve just happened in the right place at the right time! In today’s guide, in fact, I will explain to you by a thread and sign how to save GIF on Android using any web browser or dedicated application dedicated to the purpose.

In addition, if you want to make yourself in creating animated GIFs, I’ll show you some apps that will allow you to create animated images using photos and videos that are present in your device’s gallery! How do you say? Do you think you can not do so complex operations? Well, I assure you that you are big mistake! Saving and creating animated GIFs on Android is really easy, and reading the next rows will make you realize.

Even if you do not think of a technology expert, be sure that following the directions I am about to let you download some fun animated GIFs on your smartphone (or tablet) and share it with your friends on social and chatting in a very simple way. Are you ready to start? Perfect, then get handsome comfortable, take all the time you need and put in practice the “straight” you find below. Good reading and good fun!

Save GIF to Android from your browser

Are you wondering how to save GIF on Android using your favorite browser , such as Chrome? I can assure you that this is an extremely simple operation. All you have to do is connect to one of the portals that allow you to download GIFs (by the way, if you do not know what the best GIF download sites are , read the insight I’ve published in that regard) and download the animated GIFs that most they’ll be building you up as you would with any other “standard” image. Now I’ll explain how to do it.

First, find a GIF of your own liking and, as soon as you find it, hold your finger on it until the menu containing the options for sharing and saving the images appears. After that, you tap on the item Download image and, like “magic”, the GIF will automatically be saved in your photo roll device (you should find it in the folder Download the gallery ).

If the GIF appears static, it is not saved properly. Try opening the image on a new browser tab (just hold down the GIF you found and click on Image in a new tab ) and repeat the steps I’ve just told you to save the GIF. If everything went in the right direction, you’ll correctly view the animated image in the role of your device. Have you seen how easy to save GIF on your Android device?

App to save GIF on Android

Now is the time to find out which are the best apps to save GIF  on your Android device. If you try to type  GIF  in the Google Play Store search bar, you may find it delicious, but I’ve only decided to talk about apps that, in my humble opinion, are among the best in the moment. As I’ve already mentioned before, in addition to explaining in detail how the app works to save GIF, I’ll also explain how you can create custom GIFs using free ad-hoc solutions. Good fun!

The first app I recommend downloading to your Android device is GIPHY, the official application of the world’s most famous GIF site. This is a 100% free solution available for iOS devices and, of course, as an online service. Its interface is very minimal and this makes it particularly easy to use and intuitive.

After downloading GIPHY to your smartphone or tablet, launch the app and press the x symbol to close the information cards that are shown when it is started. Then go to the GIPHY main screen to view the most popular GIFs of the moment or, if you prefer, search for a snippet on the search bar and write the description of the image you want to download (use English terms, you’ll find many more results) .

As soon as you find the GIF you are most comfortable with, click on it to see its preview and, on the screen that opens, tap the symbol (…) to open the submenu containing the various rescue and sharing options available. At this point, click on the arrow symbol to start downloading the animated GIF, and in the pane that appears, tap Yes to confirm the operation. The GIF will be saved to the Giphyfolder that will be created on your device

GIF Keyboard by Tenor

How to save GIF on Android Smart Phone

Do you use GIFs in the conversations you interact with your friends about instant messaging services? Well, in that case, you’re probably looking for an app that will allow you to search and send GIF directly from your device’s keyboard, right? If that’s the case, I recommend downloading to your  GIF Keyboard by Tenor device, a keyboard that lets you insert GIF into all the applications it uses. The app is totally free and is also available on iOS and in the form of online service (in this case you can simply download the GIFs).

After completing the download of GIF Keyboard by Tenor on your smartphone or Android tablet, start the app, click on the Next option and agree to allow Tenor to have access to your device by clicking on the Allow inbox which appears.

Now, to use GIFs directly from your device’s keyboard, you must first go into your device’s settings and enable this feature. Therefore, start the Settings app (the gear icon on the home screen of your device), whisper in the Language and Keyboard entry, and on the screen that appears on the screen, tap on the Current Keypad, and then on the Select more. Then move the switch lever on the Tenor GIF Keyboard entry ON and, to complete the operation, tap on the  Current Keypad again and then tap the check mark next to the Tenor GIF Keyboard option. If you are using a version of Android earlier than 7.0, you must go to the Settings menu > Language and input> Current keyboard> Choose keyboards to activate the keyboard.

Now, try to start an instant messaging app ( WhatsApp , Telegram , WeChat , Facebook Messenger  etc.), use the Tenor GIF keyboard to write a message and enrich it with a nice GIF by pressing Tap for GIFs!  and select one in the menu that is displayed on the screen (or by searching for one using the search bar that appears directly on the keyboard at the top left).

If you want, you can also download GIF by launching the app and searching through the search bar at the top or by selecting one of the images on the GIF Keyboard by Tenor main screen. Once you’ve identified the GIF that you’re most comfortable with, tap on it and, on the screen that opens, click on its preview and then on the Save to gallery item to save the selected content to your device.

Have you seen how easy to use GIF Keyboard by Tenor to download GIFs and share them with your friends on the major messaging services?

Motion Stills

Do you want to surprise your friends by creating animated GIFs from the videos and photos you’ve made with your Android smartphone or tablet? Well, in this case, you can use Motion Stills , a free application developed by Google (also available on   iPhone ) that lets you create images in GIF format using content saved on your smartphone or tablet, or, alternatively, the frames captured in real time with the camera of your device.

As soon as you finish downloading Motion Stills on your device, start the app and, on its home screen, click on the circle symbol to capture the frames you will use to create your own animated GIF. After capturing the images you want to use for GIF’s “building”, you should see a white arrow pointing upwards: hang on it and, like “magic,” you will preview your custom GIF!

How to save GIF on Android Smart PhoneTo save the GIF you just made, skip to its preview, press the blue arrow symbol on a white background and, in the menu that appears on the screen, tap the GIF entry. At this point, you should see the save and sharing menu: Just click on Save in Gallery if you want to save the image to your device or share it with your friends by selecting one of the available social networks.

 Save GIF on Android from social networks

Would you like to save the animated GIFs you find on Facebook or who are submitting to you on WhatsApp? Nothing is impossible. Here’s some quick advice on how to save GIFs on Android from messaging apps and social networks.

  • How to save GIF on Android Smart Phone
    • Facebook– If you want to save a GIF from Facebook, just click on the link below it, tap the symbol (…) located at the top right and use the share menu to open the GIF with Chrome (or anyway with a Web browser ). Then hold your finger on the GIF displayed in the browser and select the Image Download item  from the menu that opens
    • WhatsApp– If you want to save a GIF from WhatsApp, select the discussion where the image of your interest is contained, tap it twice in succession (to enlarge it), click on the button  (…) that is located top right and select the Share option. Then choose the GIF destination app (eg  Dropbox or  Google Photos ) and the game is done. The GIF will be saved as an MP4 file and not as a GIF. Or you can also go to the WhatsApp> Media> WhatsApp Animated folder of your device: there you will find all the GIFs you send and receive (always in MP4 format).
    • Telegram– To save a GIF from Telegram, open the chat that contains the image, click on the icon (…)  at the top right and select  Save in GIFs from the menu that opens.