How to make a GIF with the Galaxy S8 and S8 plus

This is how you make a GIF or animated screenshot with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 plus.

Almost since the beginning of the era of the smartphones, the ability to take screenshots has been one of the most useful features. Before there was little other way of sharing what happened on your screen other that describing it as best you could.

If you are unsure of how to make a regular screenshot on the Galaxy S8 and S8 + just check out this easy to follow tutorial on how to screenshot on the S8 and S8 plus.

Now however, Samsung has taken it to the next level by making it easy for anyone to make an animated screenshot, also known as a GIF.

In this tutorial I will show you how you can easily make a GIF from anything that happens on your new phones screen.


How to make a GIF on the Galaxy S8 and S8 plus

  1. Pull in the EDGE panel from the side of your phone.
  2.  Swipe over to the third tab (default placement as long as you did not change it)
  3. Press the ” GIF animation ” button.
  4. Press record to capture a GIF of what is happening on your phone’s screen.



If you don’t have the tab on the side of your screen you can turn it on by going to Settings – Display – Edge screen

The GIF feature is something that you can use to capture anything that happens on your screen. I found that the coolest thing was to use it together with the camera app to make GIFs from anything that happens around me. Simply start your camera app and follow the instructions from above to make animations from your surroundings.

The window can be resized by pulling on one of it’s corners and you can also lower the quality by pressing the quality pull down ( Just press where it says ” high quality ” and change it to normal )

If you change your mind the window can be closed by pressing the ” x ” in the upper right corner.


A GIF made with the Samsung Galaxy S8 plus

A GIF made with the Samsung Galaxy S8 plus

About Bertil Hansen
I am the owner and main contributor to this website. Throughout the years I've owned an embarrassing number of Android phones. Too many to mention in fact. Lets just say it started with the HTC legend and I'm now on the Galaxy Note 4.

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