What is a .GIFV File And How To Open It – Imgur (Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .gifv extension, but you have never seen this extension before? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .gifv file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .GIFV file?

The .GIFV file extension comes from GIF Video File. It was developed by Imgur. This file belongs to the binary format and it is a video related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .gifv file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .GIFV file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .GIFV file on your operating system/device.

How to open a .GIFV file on Android

The .gifv file can be opened on Android.

Step 1

Image 1: Locating your .GIFV file in the download folder

First of all you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 2

Image2: Unable to open the file

If you try clicking the file, it will show you the error above.

Step 3

Image3: Open your Google Play Store

You need to locate the Google Play Store and open it.

Step 4

Image4: Search for the software and download it

In order to open the file, you will have to search for the Imgur software and install it. The other software that opens the .gifv file on Android is Imgur. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Android.

How to open a .GIFV file on iOS

The .gifv file can be opened on iOS.

Step 1

Image 1: Finding your files in the download folder

The first step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 2

Image2: Can’t open the file

In order to open the file, you will have to search for the Imgur in the iOS App Store software and install it. The other software that opens the .gifv file on iOS is Imgur. Congratulations! You can now open your file on iOS.

How to open a .GIFV file in the Browser

The currently known web apps that can open this file are: Imgur. Just right click on the file and choose “Open With” on your OS.

Still cannot open the .GIFV file?

If you are still unable to open the .GIFV file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .GIFV file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .gig – Tascam, .gih – GIMP, .gim – Sony, .gin – General Engine Management Systems, .ginspect_prj – GOM. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .GIFV file with the Imgur software on Android, Imgur software on iOS and Imgur program in the Browser.