Note: Saving animations requires a one time in-app purchase. Before purchase, all photos taken are saved as static JPEG photos.

Twinkly brings the magic of Christmas to life. It is a totally new way to celebrate Christmas through photos. Twinkly transforms your photos into a work of art.

While taking a photo with Twinkly, you can watch one of its animated effects live in the camera preview. It is a seamless Augmented Reality experience. Choose from 18 wonderfully designed effects to add a magical touch to your Christmas season. The animated effects range from Sparkling Twinkles, Shiny Stars, Swinging Bells and Swinging Santa Claus Ornaments to the more themed effects such as Rainbow Shine, Space Glow, Pink Sparkles, Fairy Blue and many others. Try Twinkly on your Christmas lights or decorations and watch what happens!


- Create amazingly looking twinkling photos with one tap.
- Watch the magic as it happens live in the camera preview. Your Christmas tree has never looked so alive!
- Automatically saves animations (requires a one time in-app purchase. Before purchase, all photos taken are saved as static JPEG photos)
- 18 animated effects to choose from: Bright Twinkles, Pink Glow, Star Santa, Rainbow Tree, Glittering Reindeers, Funky Sparkles, Beating Hearts, and a lot more...
- Emojis! Use emojis to make new effects. From emoji stars to emoji hearts and kisses
- Pick the animation for the emoji effect by tapping on one of the animation types that appear when you use it
- This means that you have hundreds and hundreds of emoji effects to try out! Yay! :-)
- Combine multiple emojis in one effect. This holiday season, make yourself an emoji Christmas tree!
- Add text and music to your photo to make the most charming personalized Christmas Card you've ever sent!

Bring the magic of Christmas to life and share it with Twinkly.

What’s New

Version 5.0.2

Minor bug fixes and improved stability. If there is any new feature you’d like to see in the app, send me an e-mail from inside the app.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

Emerald4177 ,


I LOVE this app! I plan on purchasing it. I use it for my regular photos not just trees. Easy and fun!!! Wish they made like a water type app where you can add ripples or waves or are it look like wind is blowing 😁❤️

Ladystager ,

Love it!

Easy to use and love that they add new features !!!
It's a fun way to add sparkle to your photos. Easy to use and easy to share.

donnamo05 ,

I got this app last year

I love it! Cannot go wrong

Developer Response ,

I'm so happy to hear that! If there is any feature you'd like me to add, feel free to send me an e-mail from inside the app.


Samir Shaker
109 MB

Requires iOS 14.0 and watchOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Norwegian Bokmål, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese

Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. GIF $4.99
  2. Christmas Tree
  3. Christmas Songs $5.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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