5 ways to make animated photos on Android

One of the coolest things Apple has introduced in the iPhone 6S is Live Photos, a feature that lets you take animated photos in almost any situation, almost like a GIF. While Android does not have a native feature that does this yet, there are several ways to achieve the same result on Google system devices.

Of course, everything is done with the help of certain applications, but the truth is that it offers even cooler and less limited possibilities than Live Photos. If you want to know how you can make your animated photos on Android, check out our tips below!

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1. Phogy 3D Camera

Our first app is already considered one of the best when it comes to trying to recreate the iPhone 6S Live Photos feature. Phogy 3D Camera captures your moving photos and even adds a really cool 3D effect to them.

The only thing needed is to focus the camera on something or someone and move your smartphone for a few seconds. This whole movement will be used exactly to create the 3D effect, which looks really amazing in photographs. You can try the free version of the app if you want, but it only allows animated photos of up to 3 seconds (premium version offers unlimited capture). The app can be downloaded at this link.

2. GIF Camera

GIF Camera, on the other hand, not only lets you create your animated photos, but also gives users the chance to search and find a lot of fun GIFs made by others on the internet. The only truly negative point is that the app's interface is not the most pleasant and can be a bit confusing at first.

Otherwise, it's all very simple. Just click a button to start capturing the image you want and the app will record a few seconds, allowing you to create GIF. What's cool is that you can edit these animated pictures right away by cropping certain parts or adjusting the frame rate. GIF Camera can be downloaded from this link.

3. Fyuse

Fyuse is very similar to Phogy in certain aspects and functionality, as it also features photo effects with 3D effects. You also only have to press the capture button and move the camera in one direction for the three-dimensional effect to be added.

The cool thing is that Fyuse offers several very complete options of a true photography application, with special mode for selfies, flash, special focus button, exposure settings, etc. After all, you can still edit your creations and add other effects, frames, filters, and more. The app can be downloaded for free at this link.

4. Boomerang

Boomerang is probably one of the newest apps in this category and it was created especially by Instagram. As such, it is much more focused on social and sharing aspects than the other apps on this list.

It is extremely simple and has no additional features. Just open it, press the capture button and hold the camera for a few seconds. Soon you will see your animated photo for about 3 seconds and you can share it on any social network you like, such as Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, etc. The app can be found at this link.

5. GifBoom

GifBoom is another very simple and easy-to-use app for creating animated photos on Android. With it, you can capture your custom GIFs and share them on social networks, or simply discover various other GIFs from app users or the internet.

The cool thing is that you can follow other people and interact with them, making the app a kind of Instagram from GIFs even. You can see all the animated photos taken by those you follow, like them and comment on anything you wish. The app can be downloaded via this link.

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