How to Send Live Photos as GIFs on iPhone in iOS 13/12/11

Don’t know how to send live photos on iPhone/iPad in iOS 13/12/11? This guide will show you the detailed steps to send live photos as GIFs on your iPhone/iPad and also share you how to send live photos on WhatsApp.

By Bella Miller | Posted on: Aug. 14, 2019, Last Updated: Aug. 14, 2019

Live Photos is an awesome feature that Apple released along with the iPhone 6S running iOS 9. However, these live photos are only available to enjoy on the iPhone/iPad. If you want to export those live photos to computer or share them with your friends in their original form, you have to turn them into GIFs via a third-party app, or it will become a normal photo.

Starting from iOS 11, Apple users can turn shots into GIF with minimal trouble, sending live photos as GIFs on iPhone will no longer be a hard task. And here in this guide, we will not only show you how to send live photos as GIFs on iPhone/iPad, but also offer you the detailed steps to send live photos on WhatsApp.

Part 1. How to Send Live Photos as GIFs on iPhone/iPad in iOS 13/12/11

Step 1. Turn live photos into GIFs

Open Photos app on your iPhone/iPad > Tap Albums and choose the Live Photos album > Select the live photo you would like to turn into GIF and choose one effort you prefer: Live, Loop, Bounce and Long Exposure.

Turn Live Photos into GIFs

Turn Live Photos into GIFs

Step 2. Send live photos as GIFs

Tap Share button > Select one supported app like Mail, Messages, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Instagram, etc. to send your live photos as GIFs.

Send Live Photos as GIFs

Send Live Photos as GIFs

Part 2. How to Send Live Photos on WhatsApp

If you didn’t update your device to iOS 11/11.1/11.2/11.3 and stuck on iOS 10/9, you can still be able to send live photos as GIFs via WhatsApp. Simply following the steps below to see how to send live photos as GIFs with WhatsApp.

Step 1: Open WhatsApp on your device > Tap on Contacts and choose the one you want to share live photos.

Step 2: Start the chat and tap on the “+” icon from the bottom left corner of phone screen > Choose Photo & Video Library option to enter in Photo Library.

Step 3: 3D Touch on the live photo you want to share, and then swipe up > Choose Select as GIF to share the live photo to your friend.

Part 3. How to Turn Multiple Live Photos into GIFs/Videos at Once

Apple allows users to turn only one group of live photos into GIFs at a time. It can be a hard work to turn numbers of live photos into GIFs one by one – but not with AnyTrans. It enables you to turn multiple or all live photos into GIFs and videos at once. All you need to do is select the live photos you want to convert to GIFs/videos. Compatible with iPhone XS/XR/X/8/7/6S/SE and iOS 13/12/11/10/9.

Step 1: Free Download AnyTrans and install it on your computer > Run it > Connect your iPhone to the computer via a USB cable > Choose the “Device Manager” mode > Click on “Photos” option.

Free Download

Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Turn Multiple Live Photos into GIFs/Videos at Once - Step 1

Turn Multiple Live Photos into GIFs/Videos at Once – Step 1

Step 2: Move to Live Photos and click on the  button to set GIF as the export format for live photos > Check the one format you prefer > Click on Save button to continue.

Turn Multiple Live Photos into GIFs/Videos at Once - Step 2

Turn Multiple Live Photos into GIFs/Videos at Once – Step 2

Step 3: Select the live photos you want to convert > Click on Send to Computer button to export the selected photos into GIFs to your computer.

Turn Multiple Live Photos into GIFs/Videos at Once - Step 3

Turn Multiple Live Photos into GIFs/Videos at Once – Step 3

Step 4. After the process is completed, you can check them on your computer.

How to Turn Multiple Live Photos into GIFs at Once – Step 4

How to Turn Multiple Live Photos into GIFs at Once – Step 4

The Bottom Line

You may have succeeded in sending live photos as GIFs to your friends with above-detailed tutorial. If you have any trouble on turning live photos into GIF or sending live photos as GIFs on iPhone/iPad/WhatsApp, feel free to leave your comment below and we will reply you soon.

Bella Miller

A senior editor, an Apple fan at iMobie Inc.. I love both dancing and helping users to solve iOS & Android related issues by writing various types of tutorials.