Live Photos is a great feature that was introduced for the iPhone 6s. It is a 12 megapixel image that combines photos taken before and after a photo still, creating a short animation or live moment, including sound. You can experience this feature by pressing down on the image for a few seconds. You can also save Live Photos as screen savers.
Third Party Apps
Live Photos is a great feature, but it's limited if you want to share them with others on social media sites. Third-party developers, however, have opened up the playing field. There are several apps available that enable you to create animated gifs, short video clips, live collage grids, or pull a single photos from a Live Photo sequence.. Apps: Live Gif, Lively, Video Crop and Zoom., Video to Photo, and Live Grid.
Alternatives to Live Photos
Live Photos add animation to your photos, Yet, there are other applications available for iOS that replicate this feature in other ways by combining images that are part of a sequence or burst mode photos. Apps for iOS: Google Photos, Boomerang by Instagram, Burstio, and iMotion