How to Convert Photos or Videos into GIF using Shortcut on iPhone and iPad

When you can effortlessly convert photos or videos to GIF with a single shortcut on your iPhone or iPad running iOS 12, why create two separate hacks. Let me show you how your custom shortcut can get the job done for you!

The other day I accidentally came across a hack to convert photos or videos to GIF with a shortcut on my iPhone while digging out the Shortcuts app. The moment my eyes fell on the quick way, I was like, “This one deserves to be included in my exclusive kitty of the best iOS 12 Siri Shortcuts!”

If you have tried your hands on the Shortcuts app, you may be aware that it offers two separate shortcuts for transforming images or clip into GIF. While many of you won’t mind that, some of you might want to shoot your fun-loving images or videos with a single shortcut for simplicity.

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How to Create GIFs from Photos or Videos on iPhone or iPad using Shortcuts App

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Should you like the thought of killing two birds with one stone, this guide is for you. To get going, you will have to first create a readymade shortcut that can get the job done for you.

Once you have customized it as per your workflow, creating hilarious GIFs, which can set your social media on fire, would be dead simple. Let me walk you through the steps!

Create a Shortcut to Convert Photos or Videos to GIF

Step #1. Launch Shortcuts app on your iOS device.

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Launch Shortcuts app on iPhone

Step #2. Now, tap on Create Shortcut button.

Tap on Create Shortcut button in iOS 12 Shortcut App

Step #3. Next, enter Make GIF in the search field and select Make GIF.

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Enter Make GIF in the search field and select Make GIF in iOS 12 Shortcuts App

Step #4. Enter Save File in the search and choose it.

Enter Save File in the search field and select it in iOS 12 Shortcuts App

Sticky Note: By default, your file will be saved in iCloud Drive. However, you can choose to save it in another cloud service like Dropbox. To do so, you need to tap on Service and select the preferred option.

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Tap on Service and select the preferred option in iOS 12 Shortcuts App

Step #5. Next up, tap on the small settings icon at the top right.

Tap on small settings icon in iOS 12 Shortcuts App

Step #6. Now, give an appropriate name to the shortcut. Choose a nice icon from it.

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Give the Name to Shortcut and choose nice icon in iOS 12 Shortcuts App

Check out the option to run this shortcut using your voice. To do so, tap on Add to Siri → Tap on Record buttonSpeak/Type the phrase → Tap on Done to Confirm.

Create Siri Shortcut to Run GIF Maker on iPhone

Step #7. Turn on the switch next to Show in Share Sheet.

Turn On Show in Share Sheet in iOS 12 Shortcuts App

Now, tap on Done at the top right. Tap on Done again to finish.

Tap on Done to Create Shortcut to Convert Images or Videos to GIF on iPhone

That’s it! You’ve successfully made a shortcut. Now, go ahead and convert your shots.

Convert Photos or Videos into GIFs with Shortcut on iPhone and iPad

Note: This hack doesn’t work with Live Photos. So, make sure to choose simple images.

Step #1. Open Photos app on your iOS device.

Step #2. Now, head over to the photos or videos you want to use.

Tap on Select and choose the preferred images or pick out a funny video then tap on Share button.

Select images or videos in Photos app and tap on Share

Step #3. Next, select Shortcuts app in the share sheet.

Select Shortcuts in Share Sheet on iPhone

Note: If you haven’t yet used the Shortcuts app, it won’t appear in the share sheet. In this case, you need to add it. To do so, tap on More button and turn on the switch next to Shortcuts. Then, make sure to tap on Done to confirm.

Now, wait for some time until the app has fully prepared your images.

Step #4. Next up, hit the shortcut you have just created. The app will instantly convert your shot to GIF.

Now, save it at your preferred location by selecting the desired folder and hitting Add.

Convert Photos or Videos into GIF with Shortcut on iPhone

Convert Live Photos to GIF with Shortcut on iPhone

As mentioned, you need to create a separate shortcut to convert the Live Photos to GIFs on your iOS device. Once you have customized it, getting it done is quite simple. To start things off, hit the shortcut link → customize it → then select the live photos → run the shortcut → in the end, save it to your desired location.

Convert Live Photos to GIF with Shortcut on iPhone

That’s all there is to it!

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Now that you’ve discovered how this hack works, never fail to take it into your stride whenever you wish to bring the house down.

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Rajesh Mishrahttps://www.igeeksblog.com
Tracking down the trending stories that are making headlines on the Internet and exploring Apple devices are what appeal Rajesh the most. Aside from catching up with the fun-loving videos and FPS, he likes playing badminton and composing poems.

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