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The app every iPhone 6s user was waiting for is finally here

Updated 4 years ago
How To Convert Live Photos To GIFs
Image: Zach Epstein, BGR

Early iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus adopters have a lot to love in Apple’s latest and greatest iPhones. We called the iPhone 6s Apple’s biggest iPhone update ever in our in-depth iPhone 6s review, and it also happens to be the most powerful smartphone on the market today. There have been a few problems with the phone so far though, and we recently told you how to fix five common issues with the iPhone 6s. While “sharing Live Photos” cannot exactly be listed as a problem, per se, it is one issue that 6s owners have been complaining about since day one: There’s no easy way to share a Live Photo with someone who doesn’t have an iPhone 6s or an iPhone 6s Plus.

Well, that all changed on Thursday thanks to a new app that was just released in the App Store.

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If you own an iPhone 6s or an iPhone 6s Plus, Live GIF is the app you’ve been waiting for. As you might have guessed, it allows users to quickly and easily convert any Live Photo into a GIF. The resulting file can then be shared anywhere, and the app provides a simple sharing mechanism for quick access to things like iMessage and Facebook.

Also nifty is the app’s 3D Touch support, which includes a Quick Actions menu with one option. Tap and hold firmly on the app’s icon on your home screen and you’ll be given an option to convert your most recently captured Live Photo into a GIF.

The app’s full description follows below, and you’ll find a download link beneath it.

**IMPORTANT: Live Photos can only be taken with the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.**

Save and share your Live Photos as GIFs and videos!

Expand your creativity with your Live Photos. Save as a GIF and edit with any GIF editing app, or save as a video and open in your video editor. Quickly share to Facebook, iMessage, Twitter, Email, Instagram, and more.

Live GIF is built to be quick and simple – no complicated flows, no sign up, just open your Live Photos and share them.

Download Live GIF — $1.99

Zach Epstein
Zach Epstein Executive Editor

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.