Twitter started supporting animated GIF from 18-Jun-2014. This you all know very well but you might not know that these animated GIFs on twitter are not a real GIF. These files are video files (mp4). When you upload GIF on twitter, Twitter convert GIF to video files and embed them in your tweets.
So if you are using twitter app on your android phone, you have a GIF to video converter on your phone and you can utilize it to convert GIF to video.
How to convert GIF to Video
Here are 3 simple steps to convert GIF to video using Twitter App on Android.
1- Tweet your GIF. Now Twitter will convert you GIF to video.
2- Open Temp location where twitter save files.
3- Copy these files and change extension to .mp4.
Hate the geeky steps? Don’t worry, follow below steps –
1- Post your GIF on Twitter
2- Open the temp location where Twitter saves files.
Open file explorer, If you don’t have file explore installed in your Android phone, You can download it from Google Play. I am using ES File Explorer it is available for free on Google Play. You can download it from this link.
Open location – /sdcard/Android/data/com.twitter.android/cache/videos
3- Copy file to your desired location and change extension to .mp4
Select file you want to copy. To confirm you can play file from ‘more =>Open as => Video’ option.
If you are not sure, select all files except ‘journal’ & copy files and paste them at your desired location, say ‘Movies’ folder.
Change extension to .mp4
How to share GIF from Twitter to Whatsapp
Now you know all GIF on twitter are actually video files and when you play these GIFs (Videos) in Twitter Android App these video files get downloaded in temp location with .0 extension.
So if you want to share any GIF from tweet, You can copy these files from temp location and after changing extension to .mp4 you can share them on WhatsApp or anywhere you want to. See steps above.
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