I recently wanted to save an animated GIF off of Twitter to my hard drive. A right-click did not provide me with the option to save it though. Twitter does things slightly different with videos and animated GIF images. However, I did find a way to save animated GIF files. Just use these steps I performed on a desktop computer using Google Chrome as my web browser.
- Select the individual tweet to bring up only a page that shows the single tweet with the animated GIF. You can do this by just tapping or clicking the words in the tweet.
- Switch over to the mobile version of the Twitter site. You can insert the word “mobile” before “twitter.com” in the address bar of your browser.
- Click or tap the video to start playing it.
- You now have the option to save the movie if you right-click it.
Just a note, the GIF will save as an MP4 file. Which is a video formatted file.