How to Send Live Photos as GIFs on iPhone or iPad in iOS 11

When Apple introduced Live Photos feature in its iPhone 6s, people treated it as just another fad that would fade away. But this never happened and users began to enjoy clicking Live Photos on their iPhones. However, mere clicking Live Photos didn’t give them that solid kick as they wanted to share this joy. Now this is where problem begins: iPhone users could share their Live Photos only with other iPhone users as their Live Photos would become a normal photo once shared on computer or Android phones. There is a trick, though; users can always send Live Photos as GIFs on iPhone or iPad in iOS 11.

In its latest iOS release, Apple allows users to edit Live Photos by offering you a few tools to trim, change thumbnail, and effect of the Live Photo. The tools will ensure that you get the best Live Photo on your iPhone. By using the tools, you can share your Live Photos as GIF.

How to Send Live Photos as GIFs on iPhone or iPad in iOS 11

How to Send Live Photos as GiFs on iPhone or iPad

How to Turn Live Photos into GIFs on iPhone or iPad in iOS 11

Step #1: Launch Photos app and open the Live Photo you wish to share with others.

Tap on Live Photos

Step #2: On your phone screen, swipe up and a menu will be presented to help you change the effects of Live Photo.

Swipe Up from the bottom of the photo

Step #3:  Here you will get four options : Live, Loop, Bounce and Long Exposure. Select anyone and go ahead.

Select any option to apply effect

That’s it !!. Now you have successfully converted Live Photo in GiF which you can check  from Animated Album in Photos App.

How to Send Live Photos as GIFs on WhatsApp from iPhone

Yes, of course! And for this, you don’t need to update to iOS 11 as long as you are using the latest version of WhatsApp on your iPhone.

Step #1: Launch Photos App on your iPhone.

Step #2: Tap on the Animated Album.

Tap on Animated Album

Step #3: Now choose the Animated Photo you want to share and tap on Select.

Choose Photo and Tap on Select

Step #4: Next, you need to tap on Share icon.

Tap on Share button

Step #5: Finally choose your favourite medium to send Live Photos as GiFs.

Note: You can share this Live Photos as GiFs via Mail, Messages, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Instagram without facing any issue.

Step #5: Here we are going to select WhatsApp as medium.

Select Medium to Share it. Here we are selecting WhatsApp to Send Live Photo as GiFs

Step #6: Select the recipient and tap on Send button

That’s it! You are good to go now.

Apple’s iOS 11 has made Live Photos more interesting. Earlier in iOS 10, users had to turn Live Photos into GIFs or Videos with the help of third-party apps. But now, you don’t need to download any such third-party apps on your iOS 11 device.

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