Giphy’s latest addition to my GIF addiction is Giphy Says, an app that converts speech to text… to GIF! Simply speaking our loud will generate a text overlay that follows the rhythm of your speech, only displaying words as they come out of your mouth.
Similarly to how many text-to-speech services like Siri work, punctuation can be added, but generally through dictation (like saying, “What does the fox say question mark.”).
Currently, the app supports GIFs of up to five seconds long with eight different text styles, including a unique text-to-emoji translation, and a Giphy watermark comes standard with no way to remove it.
Also, while vertical video is the primary supported format, the text overlay can be manipulated with the standard “pinch-to-zoom” and “two-fingers-to-rotate” methods from most other image editing apps.
Giphy Says is available today on iOS. There’s no word yet on whether this will be released on Android.