It looks like YouTube is testing a new animated GIF tool that lets you clip a few loopable seconds at a time. First spotted by Andy Baio, the new “GIF” section can be found when you press the “Share” tab underneath a video. It’s a bit like the app GIF Brewery, but with less steps. And free.
Here’s where you can find it:
Everything else on YouTube—say, this time-sucking compilation of chill bears—doesn’t have the GIF option. We’ve reached out to YouTube to see if this feature is something they plan on rolling out widely, and will update this post when we hear back. (Update: A YouTube representative said that, yes, the feature is coming.)
After you set the time parameters for extraction, and maybe add some text, you’re given a direct link to the .gif file as well as an embed code. Here’s a test:
Give it a shot yourself here.