How to create GIFs on Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+?

Last Update Date : Apr 23. 2018

In this FAQ:      


• How to create GIFs on Galaxy S9/S9+      

• How to turn Super Slow-mo videos into GIFs on Galaxy S9/S9+

• How to send GIFs or Animated GIFs on Galaxy S9/S9+

• How to add GIF to Always On Display on Galaxy S9/S9+
• AR Emoji stickers as animated GIFs

How to create GIFs

How to create GIFs Click to Expand

GIF is a combination of frames in one file. With the Galaxy S9/S9+, it's easy to make GIFs on your phone. Here's how:

1 Open the Camera app then > tap the Settings icon
Tap Settings
Tap camera settings
2 Tap Hold Camera button to > select Create GIF
Tap Hold camera button to
Tap create GIF
3 Tap (and hold) Camera button and start creating GIFs!
How to turn Super Slow-mo videos into GIFsClick to Expand
1 Open the Gallery app
Tap Gallery icon
2 Find the super slow motion video that you want to turn into a GIF. Videos taken in Super Slow-mo are designated with three rings on them. Or, you can open the Super Slow-mo Clip album to find them easily
Select super slow motion video to turn into gif
3 Select the video and swipe up on it
4 Choose between three loop styles: reverse, forward and swing
Choose loop styles
5 Click Save and GIFs will be saved to your Gallery
Click Save

Note: Background music cannot be added to GIFs.

How to send GIFs or Animated GIFs on Galaxy?Click to Expand
Sending GIF

Samsung keyboard supports GIF images files. Here's how to send them via the Messages app:

1 Open the Messages app > Tap the ‘Sticker’ button on the right side of the text box
Tap Messages
Tap Sticker icon
2 Tap GIFs > Select the GIF that you want to send to your contact
3 Add a message > Tap Send
Tap Sticker icon

Note: Total GIF size of MMS should not be over 1MB. The limit may vary from 300KB to 1MB depending on the region or service provider.

How to add GIF to Always-On-Display on Galaxy?Click to Expand

Always On Display (AOD) enables you to keep a part of the screen on even during sleep mode. With the Galaxy S9/S9+, you can set a preloaded GIF file or animated file from the Gallery on an AOD.

1 Go to Settings and then > select Lock screen and security
Tap Settings
Tap Lock Screen and security
2 Toggle the switch to activate 'Always on Display' and then > tap 'Clock and FaceWidgets' just beneath
Tap Always on display
Tap Clock and Facewidgets
3 Tap Clock style > Select ALWAYS ON DISPLAY
Tap Clock Style
Tap Always on display
4 Tap Add GIF then > select the GIF file
Tap Add GIF
Select GIF
5 If you want to use a GIF that is already in the Gallery > Tap the + button > Select the GIF in the Gallery
Select plus icon in the gallery
Tap Apply

Note: If  a GIF's playtime is under 5 seconds, the file will be played twice automatically

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