Make a GIF from YouTube Videos Online

Is there a clip you like on YouTube that you think would make a good GIF? Have you ever wanted to make GIFs from your favorite YouTube videos? Now, you can with VEED’s online GIF maker. Simply copy a YouTube video’s link and paste it to VEED’s editor. You will then be able to trim, crop, add text, and more to create fun awesome GIFs!

Because you only have to paste the URL, you don’t need to download the YouTube video separately. This makes everything simpler. Create GIFs with just a few clicks. Share them on Facebook, Instagram, and other social media platforms.

How to Convert YouTube Videos to GIFs

Import the video to VEED

Import the video to VEED

To import a YouTube video to VEED, copy the YouTube video’s link and paste it onto the editor. VEED will download it, ready for you to begin creating your GIF

Crop, Resize and Add Text

Crop, Resize and Add Text

The video is ready for editing. Trim the clip to your favorite moment then crop it to the size you want by clicking on the canvas size menu. Choose from preset social media dimensions. You can also add text, customize the font size, style, and more.



Just click on ‘Export’ and make sure to select ‘Download as GIF’ from the options. The YouTube video has now been converted to a GIF file.

‘YouTube to GIF Converter’ Tutorial

Free online GIF converter

Create as many GIFs as you want, from any video, straight from your browser using VEED’s online GIF converter. No need to download software. Quickly import videos from Youtube and trim them down to shareable GIFs. All you have to do is paste the YouTube link on the URL field. VEED will import the video into the editor for you. From there, you can do all sorts of customizations for your GIF. You can crop, rotate, and trim the video to your favorite part and turn that particular clip into an animated GIF.

Add text, images, and more to your GIF

Once you have cropped the GIF to the perfect size, you can add various elements to make it unique. Create funny GIFs, birthday GIFs, and reaction GIFs for all occasions by captioning them with a text overlay. You can even turn them into an animated meme since you can put multiple text layers! Place a text above and below the GIF to make it look like a meme. You can also add images and place them anywhere on the GIF’s frame. Add stickers, emojis, and other elements. Be creative and make your GIF your own masterpiece!

Increase your reach on social media

Creating funny and relatable GIFs will increase your social reach dramatically. Add a punch to your posts by adding GIFs. This will increase your posts’ views and retention time, which are key factors when it comes to growing your following on social media platforms. And with the crop feature, makes it easy for you to customize your GIFs for any platform. You can select a preset size from the menu or specify the dimensions on the custom field. Resize your animated GIFs for TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and more.


Frequently Asked Questions

YouTube to GIF


VEED makes it super easy for you to convert any YouTube video into a GIF. Just paste a YouTube link onto the URL field after clicking on the ‘Paste a YouTube Link’ button. Select the part of the video you want to turn into a GIF and trim the rest. Save the video as a GIF file!

How do I delete other parts of the video that I don’t want to turn into a GIF?


It’s understandable that you would only want to take a short clip from a YouTube video and turn that particular clip into a GIF. To delete the rest of the video, you must first trim the video. You can do this by dragging and dropping the slider to your desired location and clicking on the ‘Split’ tool right above the timeline. Right-click on the clips you don’t want and select Delete.

How do I rearrange the clips I trimmed?


You can easily rearrange the clips you have trimmed by dragging and dropping them across the timeline. Move them forward and back, whichever way you want them to appear.

Can I convert a YouTube video to a GIF on my iPhone?


Absolutely! VEED works incredibly smooth on iPhone, Android, and all mobile devices. Just go to the VEED site from your mobile browser. You can use any popular browser including Safari, Chrome, and Firefox.

How do I put text over a GIF?


You can easily caption your GIF or add multiple texts by clicking on the Text tool on the left menu. Choose a format or a theme and start typing!

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More than a YouTube to GIF converter

Our online GIF creator lets you do so much more than just convert YouTube videos into GIFs. VEED is first and foremost, a video editing software so you can edit your GIFs in any which way you can edit videos. Crop, rotate, resize your videos or GIFs. You can add images and even add audio to a GIF file and turn it into a video! It works both ways. Do all these in just a few clicks, straight from your browser! on different devices

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