Most messaging apps offer extensive collections of stickers and emojis that let you add more life to your conversations, although when it comes to popularity GIFs are definitely on the rise right now. Even Twitter recently added a GIF library so you can find and share them directly within the app.
Taking things to the next level, Gifstory is an interesting iOS app that actually lets you create your own animated GIFs. As a result, you can capture brilliant moments and easily animate them with this friendly app.
Gifstory lets you record video directly with the app using your device’s camera to create a GIF. The animations can be up to 4-seconds long and then apply various effects to give them a unique appearance.
All the GIFs you create with the app will be stored in a gallery so you can browse through them whenever you feel like it. If you want to create a GIF from scratch, simply record a video within the app, save it and then apply some filters.
The app makes the GIF creation process extremely easy, although using other applications or desktop software makes it a bit more tedious. Normally, you’d have to capture the video, arrange the frames and perform other editing tasks before getting a decent result.
Gifstory is free to download and use, although it does offer some premium filter packs you can unlock via in-app purchases. It also allows you to easily share the GIFs created within the app on popular social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, but also save them to your camera roll, among other options.
The only small downside is you cannot import already taken videos into the app to create animated GIFs with them. However, the app is barely two weeks old, and judging by the warm welcome it received, we can expect to see new features and improvements pretty soon.
Have you tried making your own GIFs with Gifstory and are you happy with the results? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.