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If you use Twitter, you’ve probably noticed that many of the funniest tweets from users include classic GIFs, which are animated photos or videos with short frames. Knowing how to download GIFs from Twitter allows you to save those files and share them directly on other social networks. Whichever method you prefer is one of the tricks you need to learn.
The funny thing is that, despite its popularity, GIFs cannot be downloaded from Twitter. We must rely on third-party solutions to make it easier to download this content.
While this dependency on other software may seem intimidating at first, you’ll find that the options we’re going to mention are pretty intuitive, so even as a newbie you won’t have any problems. Let’s see how to download a GIF from Twitter on a Mac or Windows PC.
How to download GIFs from Twitter on your PC?
There are 2 methods to download gifs from Twitter.
With the RedKetchup website
The RedKetchup website allows you to save Twitter GIFs to your desktop or other folders. You can also download videos and images and select MP4 format for GIF.
You can also download multiple items simultaneously; managing them is very simple. You will receive a ZIP file containing all the files you need to do what you want later.
- Access your Twitter account with a web browser from any Mac or Windows computer.
- Locate the tweet that contains the GIF you want to save and copy the address of the tweet.
- Copy the tweet URL, then paste it into the RedKetchup.io portal.
- The file will be processed and a preview will be displayed for your inspection.
- If this is the desired file, select the Download option.
It is free to use, but it does have ads, which might annoy some people. As a match, it will show you how many frames the GIF has, how long it is, and more.
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Once the download starts, it will take time, depending on the power of your computer and the bandwidth capacity of your network.
With the Twitter Media Assist extension
If you know you’ll need to download a lot of GIFs from Twitter quickly, constantly logging into a portal can be annoying, and the Chrome extension is a slightly more appealing solution.
Some have been created for this purpose, but Twitter Media Assist is one of the best. It makes downloading this content on various popular social networks much easier.
It’s important to note that this extension hasn’t been updated in a long time, but it still works fine. It is one of the extensions for this task that has the best reviews.
Open Chrome and in the extensions section, install Twitter Media Assist from this link. Open Twitter immediately and use the new Download button to find the tweet with the GIF you want to save. You’ll see that it’s right next to the Share button at the top right of Chrome.
Clicking that button will download the content in a tweet with GIFs, videos, or images. This means that it works perfectly no matter what you try to download.
But remember that Twitter Media Assist automatically saves GIFs in GIF or MP4 format. If you click the three dots and then Options on the extension icon, you can and should change the settings. You can change it to better fit your needs and you won’t have to change formats later. “I want to save the Twitter GIF as…” is where you choose the format.
From then on, you will only be able to download GIFs from Twitter in that format.
How to Download GIFs from Twitter: Useful Tips and Tricks
- Make sure you download GIF for personal use only and respect the copyright of the original creators.
- Some Twitter GIF download websites offer browser extensions for a smoother download experience.
- If you’re an Android user, you can download third-party apps like “Tweet2gif” or “GIFwrapped” that allow you to download GIFs directly from the Twitter app.
Downloading GIFs from Twitter is easy and requires only a few simple steps. This guide easily saves and shows your friends and followers those funny or touching moments. So go ahead and find the GIFs you like and download them.
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