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Share Awesome Moments - How to Make GIF from YouTube

Author by Oswald

Updated on Aug 25, 2020

Experiencing an awesome moment while watching a YouTube video and want to share it? Making yourself a GIF might be a perfect way to pass on the moment to your friends. Here are two hassle-free tools introduced in this article that shows you how to make GIF from YouTube. Here you can download this simple, clean, efficient video editor I highly recommend before you start to create GIF from YouTube.

If you download and upload every video that you want to share a part, which you came across all the time, it would be unfriendly to your PC storage space and quite troublesome. In the meantime, it’s lame if you post the video URL when you want to bring a hilarious clip to your friends. Because they might never click that strange link of yours.

Sharing an awesome moment with a GIF from the original video is a fantastic solution to your problem, and it’s very suitable for communication nowadays (people use chat apps and social platforms all the time). Follow the instructions of this article to choose the proper YouTube to GIF maker free and learn how to make YouTube video to GIF on your own effortlessly.

It is worthwhile to mention that if you want to make a better-looking GIF with better quality and special effect; Or the format of the original video can’t be recognized by the YouTube to GIF converter; Or you want to trim the original video or merge video clips first before starting, you should draw support from a good video converter software.

Hot search: How to Convert YouTube Video to Audio, GIF to AVI, GIF to WMV

How to Make GIF from YouTube with HD Video Converter Factory Pro?

Download YouTube Video

Before start, please free downloadfree download the software and download the YouTube video first.

Step 1. Download YouTube Video with Downloader

Run HD Video Converter Factory Pro, there are five major features on the main interface. Above all, click on Downloader to get ready. Visit YouTube and find your favorite video that contains the moment you want to share with friends. Copy the video URL from browser address bar. Go back to the Downloader, click on New Download button in the top left corner. Then press "Paste and analyze" button to parse the URL.

After a short while, it will display all available formats and resolutions in the following section. Select one option and click OK to add it to the download list. If you like, you can add multiple videos for batch downloading. Then set an output folder on the botton and hit "Download All" to download the YouTube videos.

Make GIF from Downloaded YouTube Video

Step 2. Make GIF from YouTube Video with GIF Maker

After the downloading is complete, close the Downloader and go back to the main interface. Now click on GIF Maker > Convert Video to GIF. On the new interface, import your downloaded YouTube video, drag the two sliders to select your preferred video moment or enter the start/end time, customize the GIF resolution, frame rate and quality. Finally, specify a destination folder and hit Greate GIF button.

How to Make Make GIF of YouTube Video on GIPHY?

GIPHY is a perfect online GIF maker, it’s popular, simple and multifunctional. GIPHY supports YouTube, Vimeo and GIPHY links, their special effects are cool, and really suitable for beginners. It covers a wide range of input video formats including MP4 to GIF, which is the most frequently taken conversion.

Now, I’m going to show you how to make GIF from YouTube with GIPHY.

Please navigate to https://giphy.com/create/gifmaker before starting.

Import the VideoImport the Video

Step 1: Import the Video that You Want to Convert

Upload video from local by clicking on the “CHOOSE VIDEO” section. Or you just drag the target file to the central area of that site.

Copy YouTube video URL and paste it in the blank to import the video.

(As you can see, you can create GIF with multiple images as well.)

Customize ParametersCustomize Parameters

Step 2: Customize Parameters

Customize video duration and start time. Considering the size limit for uploading and viewing experience, I suggest that you should limit GIF duration to 10 seconds.

After that, this site allows you to add special effects, which are various texts, stickers that you can tag. Then draw something (or not) and choose an eye-pleasing filter as will.

Click on the “Continue to Upload” button to proceed or click on the “Start Over” button if the result is not satisfying.

Time for SharingTime for Sharing

Step 3: It’s Time to Share

Enter tags (that relate your GIF to similar ones) for your GIF, click on the “Upload to GIPHY” button and wait till it’s fully created.

Share the output GIF to sites provided: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest, Reddit.

Or right-click and choose “save image as…” to download the GIF.

At last...

In conclusion, you’ve learned how to make YouTube video to GIF to save & deliver awesome YouTube video moments, you can directly convert YouTube to GIF with URL, or you can decorate it with WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro to make GIF.

FYI, it helps when you find that some social sharing sites don’t support GIF format (you shall convert GIF to MP4 or some other video formats). Have a try on the YouTube to GIF converter introduced above!

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