How to Turn Live Photos into Animated GIFs or Movies on iPhone

One of the most significant features that arrived with iPhone 6s is Live Photos, which is a short video clip of three seconds. This all new feature on iPhone not just instills life into photos but also brings plenty of smiles whenever you watch them.

To let iPhone users make the most of the Live Photos, Google has launched an exciting app called “Motion Stills” primed to turn your Live Photos into awesome GIFs or movies.

With the use of Google’s stabilization technology and cinematic backgrounds, the app turns Live Photos into motion stills. In other words, it works as a smart cameraman for your cool pictures. Here is how you can get started and use it like a pro!

How to Turn Live Photos into GIFs on your iPhone or iPad

Step #1. First off, you need to download Motion Stills on your iOS device. It’s available for free from App Store.

Step #2. Make sure you have Live Photos in the Camera Roll on your device. (If you don’t have, you need to launch Camera app on your iPhone 6s/6s Plus. Tap on the Live Photo button from the top center, then tap on the shutter button to take the photo.)

Step #3. Next up, you have to launch Motion Stills.

Step #4. Allow the app to access the Camera Roll and Microphone on your iOS device.

Allow Motion Still to Access Your iPhone Photos

Step #5. You will see all your Live Photos. Browse through your photo stream, flip them one by one, watch them auto play.

Simply tap on any photo which you want to send as GIF.

Step #6. Tap on the arrow icon below the pic.

Turn Live Photos to Animated GIF on iPhone

Step #7. You will get two options-Send GIF and Share Clip. Tap on the icon next to Send GIF and then share it as usual.

Options to Send GIF in Motion Still iPhone App

How to Turn Live Photos into Movies on your iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Launch Motion Stills on your iOS device.

Step #2. Next up, you need to select the photos with which you want to make the movie. Simply swipe left to right on the photo which you wish to add in the movie.

Create Movie from Live iPhone Photos

Step #3. Once you have selected the photos, just tap on the green video play icon to watch the movie you have just created.

Play Movie in Motion Still iPhone App

Step #4. Tap on the arrow icon to upload the movie to YouTube or share it with your friends.

Share Movie from Motion Still on iPhone

Share Motion Still Movie App Video on Social Media

That’s all there is to it!

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How to Turn Live Photos into Animated GIFs or Movies on iPhone

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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.


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