Have you been sent an image on Snapchat or checked a friend’s story to see little animated added to what they published? In this handy how to guide, I will walk you through how to add them to your snaps for yourself.

  1. The first step is to open the Snapchat app on your phone, and this step won’t be applicable to the majority people as you will probably already be logged in, but if you are not making sure you are logged in.  If there are issue signing in, it is on this screen where you can reset your password.
  1. Once you are signed in, the first screen that will pop up will either be your ‘Chats’ screen or your camera view. If you start on the Chats page, you want to get onto the camera.  The way you do this is by swiping your finger left to open the camera.

TIP – You only want do swipe once! If you swipe any further, you will end up on the stories page.

  1. Step three is possibly the easiest or the hardest step depending on how you look at it. It is to take the picture. This can be as basic as just taking a photo of what is in front of you but can be as difficult as you want it to be to get the perfect snap. When you think you have the right shot, press the circle shutter button. This will take the photo.
  1. When you have taken your perfect photo, it’s time to edit it to make a perfect image for your story or to send to your friends an even more perfect image! The editing tools are along the right-hand side. The third one down is the one you are looking for. Click it. This is the sticker icon.
  1. When you have selected the sticker icon you will see a button somewhere with a magnifying glass with the word GIF next to it. This is what you want to click on.
  1. Search for a keyword related to the Gif you want to add. Say for example you want a Gif related to the weekend, search for ‘weekend’ and take your pick. Drag and drop your selected Gif into place.

TIP 1 – Allow some time for the gifs to load when you’ve typed in your keyword. These have a larger file size than a normal sticker due to the animation, so will take slightly longer to load.

TIP 2 – As well as dragging and dropping, by using two fingers you change the size and the angle of the gifs too.

TIP 3 – You can’t send Gifs on their own when using Snapchats instant messenger feature. It must be part of an image.

TIP 4 – The same method is used on iOS and Android devices and you can’t use Gifs on Snapchat on your desktop.

  1. Impress your friends! Press send!

Information – Snapchat Gifs are provided by Giphy, a huge database of Gifs, so I’m sure they will have one to fit any photo you take!

How do you send a GIF in Snapchat chat?

Now here’s how you can send GIFs in Snapchat messages.
  1. Go to the chat of the person you want to send the GIF to and tap on the text bar to open the keyboard.
  2. Tap on the GIF button.
  3. You’ll be able to see a bunch of GIFS. Search for the one you want and tap on it to send.

How do you get the GIF keyboard on Snapchat?

Why doesn’t my Snapchat have GIFs?

If you don’t see the GIPHY tab, head to the App Store and check for updates. Make sure your Snapchat is running on the latest version. Once you’re up-to-date, reboot the app and see if the GIPHY header shows up in your Stickers folder.

How do you get the GIF keyboard?

Tip: To go back to entering letters, tap ABC.
  1. On your Android device, open any app where you can write, like Gmail or Keep.
  2. Tap where you can enter text.
  3. Tap Emoji. . From here, you can: Insert emojis: Tap one or more emojis. Insert a GIF: Tap GIF. Then choose the GIF you want.
  4. Tap Send .

Where can I get GIFs for free?

Here are six of the best places for free, beautiful stock photos, GIFs, and vector images:
  1. Unsplash.com. Unsplash has a huge selection of beautiful stock images that you can use for free, without giving attribution to the author.
  2. StockSnap.io.
  3. NegativeSpace.co.
  4. Giphy.com.
  5. VectorStock.com.
  6. Pixabay.com.

How do you download GIFs to your phone?

Download and install the GIPHY app from the Google Play Store. Use the search bar at the top of the screen to look for a GIF image. Out of all the relevant results, tap on the one you’d like to download. Press and hold on the GIF image and press Yes to save the image to your device.

What is the best free GIF app?

Best GIF Apps for Android Smartphone:
  1. GIF Camera: Using this interactive tool, you can easily record videos from your Android camera and then get them saved in the form of GIF extension.
  2. GIF Me Camera:
  3. GIF Creator:
  4. GIF Maker:
  5. GIF Pro:
  6. GIF Studio:

How do you know if a GIF is copyrighted?

Usage of animated gifs can be legal if it’s ‘fair use’

Fair use is a complex part of copyright law because it’s not clear cut, and it’s always determined by a case-by-case basis. If something is determined to be fair use, then there is no copyright infringement.

Is it legal to make GIFs?

While individuals can usually make and share GIFs with little concern for repercussions, companies must be aware of copyright restrictions. There is no standing legal decision that specifically determines whether GIFs made from copyrighted material qualify as infringement.

Can you make money creating GIFs?

Short answer: No. Shorter answer: a GIF of Danny DeVito shaking his head “no.” The GIF database and search engine is hoping their homemade clips animation, minor celebrities and YouTube stars will become advertising or marketing material.

Is it free to use Giphy?

Giphy hasn’t generated any revenue to this point. It does not charge any money for the use of its apps.

Is the Giphy app safe?

The bottom line: Is GIPHY safe for kids? This app is rated 17+ in the app store for a reason! It would be good for parents, with kids under 18, to be aware if their kids have the app and discuss how they’re using it.

How do you text a GIF on iPhone?

Here’s how:
  1. Open Messages, tap , and enter a contact or tap an existing conversation.
  2. Tap .
  3. To search for a specific GIF, tap Find images, then enter a keyword, like birthday.
  4. Tap the GIF to add it to your message.
  5. Tap to send.

How do I enable GIFs on my iPhone?

How to get the iMessage GIF keyboard
  1. Open Messages and compose a new message or open an existing one.
  2. Tap the ‘A’ (Apps) icon to the left of the text field.
  3. If #images don’t pop up first, tap the icon with four bubbles in the bottom left corner.
  4. Tap on #images to browse, search and choose a GIF.

Why do GIFs not work on my iPhone?

The simplest solution if the GIF Search isn’t working is to re-add the #Images app to the iMessage apps. #Images is the built-in GIF app for iMessage which you use to send GIFs. Open the Messages app and go to any conversation. Scroll right on the iMessage app bar and tap the App Drawer (the More option).