Make GIFs with Youtube Videos Quick and Easy

We all love to send GIF’s to our friends. Since almost all messenger apps allow us to send GIF’s, it has become the norm for expressing ourselves. GIFs can be fun, funny and great to express ourselves. Its no wonder we are always on the lookout for funny and cool GIF’s. But instead of looking all over the internet, what if you could make one yourself? Let’s take a look at how we can make GIFs with youtube videos easily.

 What exactly is a GIF?

GIF also known as Graphics Interchange Format is a bitmap image format developed in 1987 by a team in BBS (bulletin board service). Technically speaking, this image format supports up to 8 bits per pixel for each image. This allows a single image to reference its own palette of up to 256 different colors chosen from the 24-bit (also known as True color) RGB color space. Another good feature of GIF is that it also supports animations.

Start to Make GIFs with YouTube Videos

Now that you know a little about GIF’s, how about we look at how to make GIFs with YouTube videos?

This method is really quick and easy to do. It takes less than 10 minutes to make a GIF of your choice. Simply go to YouTube and search for a video you want as GIF. Once you found your video, copy the URL from the address bar.

Next, you will need to add “gif” before the word “youtube” in the link. If your link is “”, it will now be “”. You will be redirected to a web page called

Customise your GIF

Let’s add a little personal touch to your GIF. Select the region of the video you want to make as GIF. Now you can add captions, stickers, crop the video and more. Once you are happy with your GIF click on create GIF button and give additional settings if you want or just click next again.

You can opt to get a premium account to remove the watermark if you want, or you can click no thanks and your GIF is ready to download. You will get an optimized link and a direct link. you can use either to download your custom GIF and share with friends.

Now you are all set. You can make as many GIF’s as you want and surprise your friends. Express more through messenger apps and have fun in groups. Now you can check out my other creative ideas if you liked this too.

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