How to Use Gifs on iPhone

Joel Mason

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you ready to add some life to your iPhone conversations? GIFs are a great way to express your emotions, add humor, and make your messages more engaging.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to use GIFs on your iPhone. Let’s get started!

Method 1: Using the Messages App

If you want to send GIFs directly from the Messages app, follow these steps:

  1. Step 1: Open the Messages app on your iPhone.
  2. Step 2: Select an existing conversation or start a new one by tapping the compose button.
  3. Step 3: Tap the App Store icon next to the text input field.

If you don’t see the App Store icon, swipe left on the row of icons above the keyboard and tap on the “..” button to access more options. Then, tap on “Edit” and enable the “App Store” option.

  1. Step 4: Tap on the “GIF” button from the row of icons at the bottom of the screen.

This will open up a selection of trending GIFs that you can choose from. If you want to search for a specific GIF, tap on the search bar at the top of the screen and enter your desired keyword.

  • TIP: You can also tap on “Reactions,” “Animals,” or “Memes” at the bottom of the screen for categorized GIF options.
  1. Step 5: Once you’ve found the perfect GIF, tap on it to add it to your message.
  2. Step 6: You can add a caption or send the GIF as is by tapping the blue send button.

Method 2: Using the Photos App

If you have a GIF saved on your iPhone or if you’ve downloaded one from the internet, you can use the Photos app to share it in messages. Here’s how:

  1. Step 1: Open the Photos app on your iPhone.
  2. Step 2: Navigate to the album or folder where your GIF is located.
  3. Step 3: Find and select the GIF you want to share.

You can use pinch gestures to resize or crop the GIF if necessary.

  1. Step 4: Tap on the share button at the bottom left corner of the screen (the square with an arrow pointing upwards).

A menu will appear with various sharing options.

  1. Step 5: Tap on “Messages” from the sharing options.

The Messages app will open with your selected GIF ready to be sent. You can choose a recipient and add any additional text before sending it.

In Conclusion

GIFs are a fun and creative way to enhance your iPhone conversations. Whether you prefer using them directly from the Messages app or sharing them through the Photos app, now you know how to make your messages more lively and entertaining. So go ahead, unleash your creativity, and have fun with GIFs on your iPhone!

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