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How to Send GIFs on An iPhone


Make use of animated GIFs to inject some personality into your text messages. When you send an animated GIF to a buddy, they’ll be chuckling on the other end of the line. The key is to pick the ideal GIF and then send it via the iPhone’s Messages app, which is free. Here’s how you go about it.

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How to Send a GIF Using the Messages App

The most convenient approach to transfer GIFs is to make advantage of the options offered in the Messages application. While using the app, you may search for and pick GIFS without having to exit the app.

1. Open the Messages app on your iPhone and compose a message.

2. Create a new message or choose an existing thread to work on.

3. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen, where the Messages app toolbar is located, and press the red magnifying glass icon. In the event that you don’t see the toolbar, you may bring it up by tapping the symbol directly to the left of the text-entry area.

4. Use the Find Images search area to look for a certain GIF or topic by entering a keyword in the box provided.

5. To include a GIF in your message, select it from the search results and tap it.

6. Fill up the blanks with the message content and click “Send.”

How to Select a GIF Saved on Your iPhone

On your iPhone, you can also choose GIFs from the Photos app and attach them to a message via the Messages app.

1. Navigate to the message to which you wish to add a GIF.

2. The Photos app icon may be found on the Messages toolbar.

3. Select All Photos from the drop-down menu.

4. Select the GIF that you wish to include in the message by tapping it.

TIP: The iPhone provides an Animated folder in iOS 11 and later that stores the GIFs that you save.

5. To include the GIF in your message, select it from the drop-down menu.

6. Complete the message and email it to the recipient.

How to Select a GIF From a Website

Do you have a favourite GIF website, such as Giphy, or do you prefer to look for GIFs on search engines like Google? You can include them in your mails as well.

1. Look for a GIF on the internet. GIFs may be found by searching Google or visiting websites such as Giphy.

2. Tap and hold the GIF to bring up a menu, from which you may pick Copy. In certain circumstances, you may need to hunt for an option to copy the GIF that is close before you can proceed.

3. Select Copy from the drop-down menu.

TIPS: To save the GIF to your phone instead of copying it, select Save Image from the drop-down menu. The GIF may be found in your Photos application.

4. Alternatively, navigate to the message where you wish to include the GIF and press on the text-entry box.

5. Hit and hold the text bar, then tap Paste to paste the GIF you just copied into your text message.

6. Complete the message and email it to the recipient.



Why can’t I send a GIF on my iPhone?

There are a variety of reasons why animated GIFs may not load on your phone. It’s possible that the #images didn’t add up correctly. In certain cases, it may be caused by an interruption in the power supply or an internet outage, among other things. As a result, you’ll have to re-download them.

Where is the GIF button on iPhone?

Make a selection from the “Images” drop-down menu that appears below the new message area. It has the appearance of a pink circle with a white magnifying glass in the centre. A GIF keyboard will appear, with the word “Find pictures” on it. Browse through the GIFs to see which ones are most popular or have been used recently.