With the launch of the iPhone 6S, Apple introduced Live Photos which blew everyone's minds. Around 2 years on and they're not quite as popular as most thought they would be.
Apple has now given you the ability to these Live Photos into animated gifs in an attempt to get people to use them more. As well as being a cool idea, it's also really easy to do:
1. Open Photos and select the Live Photos album.
2. Tap the picture that you would like to make into a GIF.
3. Once you’ve opened up the picture, swipe up from the bottom of the screen for the app to give you four gif animation options, which are Live, Loop, Bounce, and Long Exposure.
4. Once you’ve chosen the desired effect, the photo will appear in a new album called “Animated”.
The animated photo is now a GIF, ready to be used on or sent over the medium of your choosing. Heads up to Mashable for the original article and the images.