MyTube Beta adds option to make GIFs from YouTube videos

What you need to know

  • The latest version of the myTube beta includes a native GIF maker.
  • The tool lets you select a point in any video, define the length of the GIF, and save it to your computer.
  • This feature is currently available in myTube Beta version 3.9.16.0.

There are plenty of tools around the web for creating GIFs from YouTube videos, but now you can do it right from the myTube app on your PC. The latest version of the myTube Beta has added a native GIF creator, letting you grab a GIF from any YouTube video on the fly.

The feature is available via a GIF button in the top right portion of the video player, right next to the option to enter theater mode. Clicking it allows you to choose where the GIF starts in the video, along with how long you want the GIF to be. From there, you can save the clip to your computer and share it to other apps either as a true GIF or as an MP4 file.

MyTube is one of the most popular third-party YouTube apps for Windows, and a major update to version 4.0 is currently in the works with new media controls, a more unified look across platforms, and more. If you want to give the new GIF maker a shot, you can grab the latest version of the myTube beta from the Microsoft Store now.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

6 Comments
  • Oh cool, my Lumia 950 XL has this dude installed 😁
  • 2nd that lol
  • That's really cool and handful
  • wow this sound pretty sweet well be try it.
  • This is pretty goofy, but I own a Samsung phone so I should be the last one to complain lol ...
  • In case you did not read the changelog, where this is first mentioned - It is currently free for testing purposes. It's the developer's intention to lock it behind the pro version of the app once the 4.0 update is finalized...! This is the official message: Started working on GIF maker feature (Note: This will become a paid feature before 4.0 goes public)