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YouTube quietly starts rolling out a built-in GIF creator

YouTube has quietly started rolling out their own GIF generator. It's not available for all channels yet, with only certain creators having the option available on some of their videos, found under the sharing options next to email.

The GIF generator is fairly straightfoward. When you select the GIF sharing option, you'll see a frame-by-frame of the video. Choose a section of up to six seconds in length to create your image. You can then add text to the top and/or bottom of the GIF you wish. Hit Create GIF and you'll have both direct and embed links, along with other sharing options, letting you show off your new creation wherever you please.

Source: TechCrunch

8 Comments
  • Post Hamster Dance and the mighty GIF still lives..
  • A chocolate to the first person that goes to all of AC's podcasts and turns Phil's intro shenanigans info GIFs ;D Posted via the Android Central App
  • I have to wonder if this may be the beginning of animated thumbnails on YouTube. Posted via the Android Central App on my Nexus 6
  • The Youtube Center addon/script can already do that. Hovering over a thumbnail animates it. Posted via Android Central App
  • The trolls all over the Internet are screaming heaven over this news right now. Prepare for comment sections to turn into to shit Posted via the Android Central App
  • Most of them are quite already shit... I don't think there is a limit to the shittiness...  
  • ohhh now, now they will kill the fun out of it
  • You can create your own animated gif and share it on facebook and twitter with GifTMi
    i think it will be the best about GIF. its simple and fast.
    GooglePlay : https://www.androidcentral.com/e?link=https2F2F...