A GIF creation feature has been requested for some time by YouTube users and it seems that Google has finally taken the idea on board and has now started trialling a new YouTube GIF creation option that is now included on select YouTube channels.
The awesome new YouTube GIF creation feature allows you to share a snippet of a video entering the start time and end time as well as adding overlaying text if desired
Google seems to be trialling the feature on certain YouTube channels and as you can see below the GIF creation features works great, allowing you to send either a link directly to your GIF or embedded it directly into your website as below.
To give the new YouTube GIF feature a go, jump over to the PBS Idea Channel, click on the “Share” button and then select “GIF” to enter your parameters and publish it.
Prepare yourself for each huge influx of animated GIFs if Google decides to roll out this new YouTube GIF feature out for every video across the YouTube library.
Source: Tech Crunch