How to Save Reddit GIFs on an iPhone: The Quickest Way

What To Know

  • You can download a Reddit GIF, but first, you'll need to install the Apollo for Reddit app.
  • To save a Reddit GIF on your iPhone, touch and hold the GIF, then tap Download Video > Save Video. The GIF will be saved to your Photo Library.
  • The GIF may be saved as a video rather than a .gif image.

Reddit is a valuable crowdsourcing website, but it's also a fun place to find and download GIFs! There's one snag, though. In order to save Reddit GIFs, you'll need to download another app first.

How to Download Reddit GIFs on iPhone & iPad

In order to download Reddit GIFs, you'll need to download a separate app, Apollo for Reddit. The one hitch with this method is that GIFs will be saved in video form. For more great GIF tutorials, check out our free Tip of the Day.

Note: When you download a GIF from Reddit, it may be saved as a video file rather than an image in the Photos app.

To save your favorite Reddit GIFs:

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  1. Download the Apollo for Reddit app, then open it. 

    apollo for reddit app
  2. Find the GIF you'd like to download and long press it until the Quick Action menu comes up. Tap Download Video to save the GIF to your iPhone's Photos app. 

    tap download video to save reddit gif
  3. Tap Save Video to save the Reddit GIF in video form to your Photos app.  

    tap save video
  4. You’ll have to give the app permission to access your photos; tap OK.

    tap ok to allow apollo to add gif to photos app

Now, you can find the downloaded Reddit GIF in your Photo Libary. From there, you can share them from your iPhone just like you would share photos

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Leanne Hays

Leanne Hays has over a dozen years of experience writing for online publications. As a Feature Writer for iPhone Life, she has authored hundreds of how-to, Apple news, and gear review articles, as well as a comprehensive Photos App guide. Leanne holds degrees in education and science and loves troubleshooting and repair. This combination makes her a perfect fit as manager of our Ask an Expert service, which helps iPhone Life Insiders with Apple hardware and software issues.
In off-work hours, Leanne is a mother of two, homesteader, audiobook fanatic, musician, and learning enthusiast.