Where do I find GIFs on my phone?

Answered by Stephen Mosley

Finding GIFs on your phone is quite easy, and there are multiple methods you can use. In this answer, I will guide you through one of the most common methods using the Google search app on your Android or iOS device.

1. Open the Chrome browser app on your phone and head over to Google Images search. You can find the Chrome app on your home screen or in your app drawer.

2. Once the browser is open, tap on the search bar at the top of the screen and type in a specific name or type of GIF image that you want to find. For example, if you are looking for a funny cat GIF, you can type “funny cat GIF” in the search bar.

3. To ensure you get GIF results, it’s important to include the term “GIF” in your search query. So, make sure to type “GIF” in front of your search term. In our example, you would type “GIF funny cat GIF.”

4. After typing your search query, tap on the search button on your keyboard or hit the enter key on your phone to initiate the search.

5. You will be presented with a list of image results. To filter the results and only see GIF images, you can tap on the “Images” tab just below the search bar.

6. Browse through the images to find the GIF that you like. You can scroll down to see more images, and you can also swipe left or right to view images in a slideshow format.

7. Once you find a GIF image that you like, you can tap on it to preview it. The preview will show the GIF in motion, allowing you to see if it meets your requirements.

8. If you are satisfied with the GIF, you can then save it to your phone by tapping and holding on the image. A menu will appear with various options, and you can select the “Save image” or “Download image” option to save the GIF to your device.

9. The GIF will be saved to your phone’s gallery or downloads folder, depending on your device and settings. You can access the saved GIF from your phone’s gallery app or any other file manager app.

That’s it! You have successfully found and saved a GIF on your phone using the Google search app. Remember, there are other methods and apps available that specialize in providing GIFs, so feel free to explore different options based on your preferences.