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

Last Update Date : Aug 07. 2018
How to create GIFs on Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+

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
Open Camera app

Open Camera app

Tap Settings

Open Camera app

2 Tap Hold Camera button to > select Create GIF
Hold Camera button to

Hold Camera button to

Tap Create GIF

Tap Create GIF

3 Tap (and hold) Camera button and start creating GIFs!
How to turn Super Slow-mo videos into GIFsClick to Expand

Super Slow-mo videos can be transformed into GIFs in three different loop styles:

1 Open the Gallery app
Tap Gallery app

Tap Gallery app

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

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 between three loop styles

Choose between three loop styles

5 Click Save and GIFs will be saved to your Gallery
Tap Save

Tap Save

Please note: Background music cannot be added to GIFs.

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

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 Messages

Tap Sticker Icon

Tap Sticker Icon

2 Tap GIFs > Select the GIF that you want to send to your contact
3 Add a message > Tap Send
Add sticker and send

Add sticker and send

Please 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 Settings

Tap Lock screen and security

Tap Lock screen and security

2 Toggle the switch to activate 'Always on Display' and then > tap 'Clock and FaceWidgets' just beneath
Activate Always On Display

Activate Always On Display

Tap Clock and FaceWidgets

Tap Clock and FaceWidgets

3 Tap Clock style > Select ALWAYS ON DISPLAY
Tap Clock style

Tap Clock style

Activate Always on Display

Activate Always on Display

4 Tap Add GIF then > select the file
Tap Add GIF

Tap Add GIF

Select GIF File

Select GIF File

5 If you want to use a GIF that is already in the Gallery > Tap the + button > Select the GIF in the Gallery
Select GIF file in Gallery

Select GIF file in Gallery

6 Tap APPLY
Tap APPLY

Tap APPLY

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

AR Emoji stickers as Animated GIFsClick to Expand
AR Emoji stickers as Animated GIFs

Augmented Reality (AR) Emoji stickers can also be used as animated GIFs. Once you have created your AR Emoji, animated GIFs will be automatically generated into your Gallery app.

Please note: Apps that do not support animated GIFs may send AR Emoji stickers as a still image.

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