How to use Twitter meme maker
To the average Joe, memes are just silly images, GIFs or videos with some added text, designed to spread quickly through the internet and stir up some kind of reaction in the process, usually a cheap laugh. While that’s mostly true, there is more to these viral posts than meets the eye; they’re a reflection of modern society in its current state, communicating cultural beliefs and ideology, usually of a certain era.
If you’ve ever thought about creating your own meme in hopes that it goes viral on Twitter - so people all over the world can share your comic stance on an occurrence, event or social issue - then you’re in luck. The Twitter meme maker tool by Clideo lets you do this for free, online, without having to download any software or apps onto your device beforehand.
Here’s our step-by-step tutorial to show you how to use it. And while we can’t promise it’ll go viral, but we can promise it’ll be super easy to make!
Upload your media
Once you’ve got an idea of what you’d like to create, go to the Online Meme Maker by Clideo to get started. This can be from any device that has access to the internet, whether that’s a Windows PC, an Apple Mac, an Android smartphone or tablet, or an iPhone or iPad.
The first thing you’ll see is the Meme Generator home page with a blue “Choose file” button glowing blue in the centre. Hit this to upload the media of your choice. This can be a photograph or still image, a GIF file or even a video clip. There’s a host of file formats supported, including JPEG, BMP, TIFF, PNG for pictures and AVI, WMV, MP4, MOV, VOB and many more for video.
If you’ve not got the desired media file saved onto your device, you can simply link up to your Dropbox or Google Drive. Alternatively, you can port across media from an online service such as Youtube by inserting the URL into the input box.
Once your image, GIF or video has been uploaded successfully to the tool, you’ll be presented with the editing page. Here you can choose from two templates, including having the option to wrap your image with a black border at the top and bottom for the text to be overlaid onto.
Below this, you can decide which text or emojis you’d like to include, which font you want to opt for (out of 12 different kinds), the alignment this text has, the crop options to determine the shape of the image or video, and finally if you want the video muted, or not.
If you're dealing with a moving image, you’ll also be able to preview the video with the pause/play button in the centre of the page before you create your final meme.
Once you’re completely satisfied with your creation and you’re ready to get your hands on the finished product, hit the ‘Meme’ button and the tool will begin generating it, displaying the text ‘We are working on it, give us a minute!’.
Download your finished meme
If your meme is a video and the file you uploaded is over 30 seconds long, it may take up to a minute or so to create it. Please be patient, it will be done in no time!
Once it has completed, however, you’ll see the finished product displayed next to a green download button. Hit this to save it directly to your device, or if you’re feeling super modern you can tap the downward arrow and save directly to your Google Drive or Dropbox account. Clever, huh?!
If you’re not completely happy with the end result and feel you need to make some more changes before your meme is ready for the world to see, simply click to ‘Back to edit’ button.
Check out all Clideo’s online editing tools if you have other videos to edit. They all work in the same way - online and for free.