This site isn’t that new, at least the domain was registered all the way back in 2010, but I hadn’t seen or heard of it before. It isn’t much in itself, but it’s very useful for quickly creating animated memes to bombard your friends with.
It all works very simple. You start by editing your URL of the video and just change youtube.com into gifyoutube.com. The page will load the video, you set the time to start and length and hit generate. A short while later you’re presented with an animated gif you can download and share.
No need to fuzz around with any third party tools, youtube rippers or similar. To be clear though, this is technically a third party tool as it has nothing to do with YouTube/Google. The project is built by the team behind the super GIF-centric messaging app Glyphic.
The tool is very basic and you can’t set exact frame grabs, but it’s a great little tool to quickly create and send between friends.
Thank you TechCrunch for providing us with this information.
Images courtesy of TechCrunch.