How to Save Animated GIFs to the Computer: Animated GIF files consist of a collection of different images or a short clip of a larger video file. You can save any GIFs you find while browsing the Web or reading via emails.
However, if saved incorrectly only one version of the animated GIF will be saved on the computer.
Saving and opening the file in a proper format helps you to access and even edit GIFs.
Everybody likes animated GIFs! Animated GIFs are those adorable little animations you’ve probably seen in the social media post of your pal-
Chris Pratt gets a happy look on his face, a group of ducks going down on a slide, and so on.
They’re fun and some are very smart. In addition to the meme of the moment, animated GIFs are able to find their way to blogs, email signatures, Twitter, websites, and any other network that supports.gif files.
If you want to save and use animated GIFs online on your computer, here’s how.
How to Save an Animated GIF on Your Computer
How to save GIFs from any website
If you’re browsing databases like GIPHY, Tenor, or GIFs.com, there are a couple different ways you can save images to your computer.
Many of these sites will have convenient Download buttons visible once you click on an image you’re interested in.
If you don’t see a download button on the page, you may also be able to save the image by hovering your cursor over it, right-clicking on it, and then selecting Save As.
A window will appear on your screen allowing you to choose a folder where you’d like to save the image.
Navigate to the folder you’d like to save it in, then click the Save button.
That’s all you need to do to save an animation from most websites.
However, if you’re looking to save the one you found on social media sites, the steps can be a little different.
Looking to save one from Facebook? We’ll show you how to do that next.
How to save GIFs from Facebook
Follow these five steps to save GIFs from Facebook.
1. Open Facebook.com and log in to your account.
In your computer’s web browser, go to Facebook.com. Then enter your email address and password to sign in to your account.
2. Browse your timeline and find a GIF you’d like to save.
Now you can scroll down through your timeline to see posts from your friends. Browse through the posts in your feed to find animated images your friends have posted.
3. Click on the GIF source that appears in the bar at the bottom.
When you come across an image you want to save, click the source of the image, located along the bottom of the image.
This will open another page in your browser where you’ll be able to see the image on the website it was sourced from.
4. On the next screen, right-click on the image and select Save as.
Now you’ll be able to see the image on the source page.
To save it, move your cursor over the image, then right-click. In the small window that pops up, click Save As.
5. Choose where you’d like to save the image, then click Save.
A windowwill appear on your screen allowing you to indicate where on your computer you want the image file to be stored.
Open the folder you want to save the image in, then click the Save button.
That’s all you need to do to save animated images from Facebook. Want to learn how to save them from Twitter?
Read our instructions in the next section.
How to save GIFs from Twitter
On Twitter, these images are actually displayed as videos, so you can’t simply right-click and save them.
In order to save them to your computer, you’ll need to use a third-party downloader, like EZgif.com.
Follow the steps below to learn how the process works.
1. Go to Twitter.com and sign in.
In your web browser, go to Twitter.comand log in to your account.
2. Find a tweet that contains an animation you’d like to save.
Scroll through your Twitter timeline to find a tweet from someone you follow that contains a GIF you want to save to your computer.
3. Click the downwards arrow in the top right corner, then click Copy Link to Tweet.
Once you’ve found a tweet with an image you want to save, click the downwards arrow icon in the upper right-hand corner of the tweet. In the pop-up menu that appears, select Copy Link to Tweet.
4. In a new tab, go to EZgif.com. Then click Video to GIF.
Open a new tab in your web browser and go to EZgif.com.On the home page, click the Video to GIF button.
5. Convert the URL to a GIF.
Click in the text box labeled “Paste Video URL,” and right-click. Then, select Paste from the menu that appears.
Once you’ve pasted the URL, click the Upload Video button.
On the next page, scroll down and click Convert to GIF.
6. Save the image to your computer.
Scroll down to find your final result. Now that you’ve converted the video from Twitter to an animated image, you can save it to your computer.
To do this, click Save. The image will be saved to your computer’s Downloads folder.
Saving animations from Twitter is a little more complicated than saving images from other sites, but those six steps are all it takes!
Next, we’ll show you how to save GIFs from Tumblr.