Got a message to send but can’t seem to find the right words to express yourself? GIFs can help you communicate your thoughts or reactions with hilarious visuals or sometimes just silly and fun ways to get your point across. Whether you’re an iPhone user or an Android enthusiast, we’ve got you covered on how to text a GIF.
How to send GIFs on iPhone
Let’s start with sending GIFs on an iPhone. It’s pretty straightforward – just open the Messages app and tap the Write icon
Enter the name of the person you want to message
Then tap the App drawer
From there, select the #images button
Now you can search for the perfect GIF
Once you find it, simply tap the Send button, and you’re good to go
If you’re missing the #images button, don’t worry – you can easily install it by tapping the App drawer icon
Then swipe left and tap “More”
Now select Edit
From here, you can add the #images app to your favorites for easy access
If you want even more options, you can download third-party apps from the App Store for a wider selection of content.
How to send GIFs on Android
For Android devices, the process is different depending on your version of Android. However, generally, you can open your messaging app
Tap the text bubble icon
Then enter the name of the person you want to text
Tap the built-in GIF button, which may be located below the text entry field
From there, you can browse stickers or GIFs or use the search button to find a specific GIF. Once you’ve found the perfect one, tap the Send button to share it
Kurt’s key takeaways
Whether you’re an iPhone or Android user, adding GIFs to your messages is a fun and creative way to spice up your conversations, and it’s so easy. The next time you’re at a loss for words, give GIFs a try.
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