How do you send GIFs over iMessage?

Answered by Douglas Hiatt

To send GIFs over iMessage, you can follow these steps:

1. Open your Messages app and start a new text message or open an existing conversation.
2. Look for the App store icon just below the text bar. It looks like the letter “A” surrounded by a circle. Tap on it to open the App drawer.
3. In the App drawer, you can search for the GIPHY app. If you have already downloaded it, you can simply open it. If not, you can download it from the App Store.
4. Once you have the GIPHY app open, you will see different tabs for GIFs, Stickers, and Text. You can toggle between these tabs to find the content you want to send.
5. If you want to send a GIF, browse through the GIFs tab and find the one you like. You can use the search bar to look for specific GIFs or browse through different categories. When you find a GIF you want to send, simply tap on it to select it.
6. If you prefer to send stickers instead of GIFs, switch to the Stickers tab. Similar to GIFs, you can search for specific stickers or browse through different categories. Once you find a sticker you want to send, tap on it to select it.
7. In addition to GIFs and stickers, the GIPHY app also provides a Text tab. Here, you can find pre-designed text messages with animated backgrounds. You can select a text message that suits your conversation and tap on it to send it.
8. After selecting the GIF, sticker, or text you want to send, it will automatically be inserted into your iMessage conversation. You can add any additional text or comments if desired.
9. tap the send button (usually a blue arrow) to send your message with the GIF, sticker, or text.

Sending GIFs over iMessage can add a fun and expressive touch to your conversations. It allows you to convey emotions, reactions, or simply add some humor to your messages. So go ahead and explore the world of GIFs, stickers, and GIPHY Text to enhance your iMessage experience!