The Live Photo feature was introduced with the launch of Apple iPhone 6s. For the first time user, it is an awesome feature to use. This feature allows you to create a short 3-second GIF which you can record form your iPhone and view by 3D Touching on the Live Photo. These live photos cannot be directly shared to your PC or with your friends unless they have the same feature on their phone.
If you transfer these Live photos to your PC or share it with anyone, it just becomes a normal photo. To get rid this problem and share these live photos with your friends, you can easily convert these images to GIF. So, in this article, I am going to tell you the way by which you can easily share the live photos of your iOS 11 to your friends. It is not very difficult to share these live photos as GIF with the iPhone 6s or above running on iOS 11.
Note: Right now, the sharing Live Photos as GIFs only works for the Mail app, and I have tried this method on an iPhone 7 Plus and an iPhone 6s running the latest iOS 11 beta for developers and it is successful.
How to Send Live Photos as GIF via Mail App
If you are using iOS 11 then you can edit your live photos also like trimming, changing the thumbnail, and even the effect of the Live Photo to get the perfect shot. Using this method, you will be able to share the iPhone live photos as GIF using Mial App. So, follow these simple apps to perform it:
Step 1: First make a live photo using your iPhone or open an existing live photo and then Swipe Upwards on the screen.
Step 2: After swiping upwards, you will be taken to the new screen which will let you change the effect of this Live Photo. By default, this is set to Live. Select either “Loop” or “Bounce” as the Effect for your live video. See the image below for your reference.
Step 3: After completing your editing, tap on the “Share Icon” at the bottom-left of your screen and choose the stock “Mail” app for sharing this edited Live Photo.
Step 4: After clicking the Mail option, now you will see a new screen where you just have to fill in all the details. After completing the columns, tap on the “Send” button.
Step 5: Now, after clicking the Send button, you’ll be asked to choose either small file size or the actual Size of the GIF. Tap on whatever option that you prefer, in order to send the GIF.
Now, you are done with sending the Live Photo as GIF via Mail app. For the confirmation, you can check the mail you have sent it to.
Sharing Live Photos As GIFs via WhatsApp
For sharing the Live Photos as GIF via Whatsapp you don’t need to have iOS 11 installed on your device. The most important thing which you have to see is that your Whatsapp will be updated to the latest version. For successfully completing this task, follow these simple steps.
Step 1: First, open the WhatsApp chat section of the particular contact you want to share the Live Photo with.
Step 2: After opening the chat section, now tap on the share icon at the bottom-left of your screen, and choose “Photo & Video Library” to upload a picture. See the image below for your reference.
Step 3: After this, you will be redirected to the Photo Library. Choose the Live Photo you want to share and 3D Touch on the photo and swipe upward.
Step 4: Now, you will see three options on your screen. From these three options, tap on the “Select as GIF” to share the Live Photo to your contact as a GIF.
So, with this last step, you have successfully sent the Live Photo as GIF to your WhatsApp contact. This is the more easy method and involves fewer steps and you don’t even need to edit the photo. If you want to convert the Live Photos to GIF, there are many apps available. Hoping that in the coming time, the Apple will provide the complete support for Live Photos across a variety of apps. But till then, make it GIF to share it.
This is all for this article. Hope with the use of above-mentioned methods, you have successfully sent the Live Photos as GIF. If you liked the article then please share it on social media and also with your friends. And if you want to ask any question or you want to suggest any update regarding iOS or Apple iPhone then you are welcome to comment below in the comment section. Your comments and feedback are always valuable to us.
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