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How do I save GIFs from Twitter?

Saving GIFs from Twitter is typically a big ol' pain... Twitter converts them to videos for a bunch of reasons, which is all well and good, but that doesn't help when you want to collect 'em. It actually makes it really flippin' difficult.

Fortunately, GIFwrapped takes care of the tricky bit for you, so all you need to do is tell it which tweet the GIF is attached to. You can do this straight from your Twitter app of choice, by sharing the tweet and using GIFwrapped's built-in share extension to grab the GIF and save it to your library.

Using the Search Tab

You can also use the tweet URL in GIFwrapped's search tab to download GIFs from Twitter, no problems at all. The quickest way to get the URL is to tap-and-hold the GIF itself (just lightly touch it, and hold your finger still until it shows up), which should give you a share sheet, regardless of which app you use. Alternatively, you can try one of the methods below.

Once you have the URL, switch over to GIFwrapped, paste the URL into the search tab, and hit Search. It'll look up the tweet, and list any GIFs it finds in it and any replies to it. From there you can save to your library, to Photos, or just share normally. Whatever floats your boat!

Twitter

  1. Press the little downward-facing arrow in the top-right corner of the tweet you want.
  2. In the menu that appears, select "Share Tweet via...".
  3. Select the "Copy Link to Tweet" icon in the bottom row.

Tweetbot

  1. Tap the tweet you want to show the tweet menu.
  2. Press the icon that looks like a box with an arrow coming out the top.
  3. Select the "Copy Link" icon in the bottom row.

Twitterific

  1. Tap the tweet you want to show the tweet options.
  2. Open the extended menu by tapping the icon that looks like three dots (an ellipsis).
  3. In the menu that appears, select "Share...".
  4. Select the "Copy Link" icon in the bottom row.

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