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Welcome to the magical world of the internet with CloudApp’s, How to Use the Internet Series. Today, we are going to share with you one of the most important lessons - how to create a cat GIF! For all you cat lovers, we know that it’s paw-istively essential to turn all those purr-fect cat moments you have captured on video to create cat GIF after cat Gif for the world to adore. 


Whether you want to create a cat GIF or cat GIFs of your majestic and graceful cat, or share the endless joy of your zany and clumsy furball, we’ve got you covered. 


If you have never made a GIF or Meme, we will show you just how simple it can be. As demoed in our how to create a cat GIF tutorial, made in honor of International Cat Day, here is our step by step process to create a cat GIF with CloudApp.


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Get ready to create a cat GIF with CloudApp Source: Ready Lets Go GIF by Leroy Patterson

How to Create a GIF of a Cat Video with CloudApp

  1. Choose your video 


If you are a cat owner, it is safe to say you probably have an endless supply of amazing cat videos to choose from. So step one is to select just the right video that perfectly captures your cat in all his or her glory, and turn that video into a GIF. 


  1. Create the Cat GIF 


Once you have chosen the video, Open up the video file on your computer and press play on the video. From here, you are going to do your shortcut to make the actual GIF. Alternatively, you can click on the CloudApp icon in the top right hand corner of your toolbar. 

Turn your best cat video into the ultimate cat GIF 



  1. Turning your cat video into a cat GIF 


At this point, you will notice a small green button that says Start under your cat video file. Before you press the Start button, make sure that you are on the GIF setting and not HD. If that looks to be the case, simply press the Start button to let it play. 


  1. How to create a cat GIF success!


Success! Your cat video will play all the way through, and automatically end on its own. By the end of the video, you will successfully have created your very first GIF with CloudApp that can be shared and will undoubtedly bring joy to all that receive it. 

Create and share your best cat GIFs!


Source: Galia Jovanovic


Although we are all for encouraging the creation and sharing of cat GIFs (Because what brings a person more joy than cat GIFs?) this step by step process can be applied to any and all GIFs. So get creative with CloudApp, and check out the rest of our How to Use the Internet series. This Youtube series of short video demonstrations are designed to teach users various online skills through visual storytelling, like how to stop seeing horror movie ads on Youtube and how to turn on dark mode on a Mac.



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