How to Send Gifs on Android

Joel Mason

Android, Tutorials

In this tutorial, we will guide you on how to send GIFs on Android. Sending GIFs can add an extra dose of fun and expressiveness to your conversations. Whether you want to share a funny GIF with your friends or convey your emotions through animated images, we’ve got you covered.

Step 1: Find the Perfect GIF

Before sending a GIF, you need to find the perfect one that suits your mood or the conversation. There are various platforms where you can find GIFs, such as:

  • Giphy: Giphy is a popular online database for GIFs. You can visit their website or download their app from the Google Play Store.
  • Tenor: Tenor is another great platform that provides a vast collection of GIFs.
  • Google Images: You can also search for GIFs directly on Google Images by selecting the “GIF” option under “Type” in the search tools.

Step 2: Save the GIF

Once you have found the perfect GIF, follow these steps to save it on your Android device:

  1. Long-press on the desired GIF until a menu appears.
  2. Select “Save Image” or “Download Image”, depending on your browser.
  3. The GIF will be saved in your device’s gallery or downloads folder.

Step 3: Sending a GIF via Messaging Apps

Via WhatsApp

To send a GIF through WhatsApp, perform the following steps:

  1. Open WhatsApp and go to the chat where you want to send the GIF.
  2. Tap on the attachment icon (the paperclip icon).
  3. Select “Gallery” or “Document”, depending on your device.
  4. Navigate to the folder where your GIF is saved.
  5. Select the desired GIF.
  6. Tap on the send button to share the GIF with your contact.

Via Facebook Messenger

If you prefer using Facebook Messenger, follow these steps:

  1. Open Messenger and go to the chat window where you want to send the GIF.
  2. Tap on the smiley face icon or the “+” icon, depending on your app version.
  3. Select “GIFs”.
  4. Type a keyword in the search bar or browse through popular categories.
  5. Select a GIF from the results by tapping on it.
  6. Tap on the send button to share it with your friend.

Congratulations! You have successfully learned how to send GIFs on Android using popular messaging apps like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. Now, let your creativity shine and make your conversations more lively with animated images!

We hope this tutorial was helpful in guiding you through sending GIFs on Android. Enjoy expressing yourself in a whole new way!

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