How to Use GIF Keyboard on Your iPhone

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Are you looking for a way to spice up your text conversations? GIFs are the perfect way to add some fun and emotion to any message. But how do you access and send GIFs on an iPhone? Fortunately, thre is a built-in feature in the Messages app that allows you to easily search and find GIFs right from your keyboard. In this post, we’ll show you how to use the GIF keyboard on iPhone.

The first step is to open the Messages app and select the “Images” icon from the menu bar blow the new message field. This will bring up a GIF keyboard with a search bar at the top where you can type in keywords. You can also scroll through popular or recently used GIFs to find one that fits your conversation.

Once you’ve found a GIF that expresses what you want to say, simply tap on it and it will be added to your message. You can also save GIFs for later use by pressing and holding down on them for a few seconds until a menu appeas with an option to “Save Image”. This will add them to your Photos library so that you can find them again quickly when needed.

If for some reason the GIF Search isn’t working, then simply re-add the #Images app to your iMessage apps list. #Images is Apple’s built-in app for sending GIFs in messages, and it can be accessed by scrolling right on iMessage app bar and tapping on “More” option which shoud open up App Drawer with all available apps listed there.

If you want to add saved images from Photos library, then all you need to do is open any conversation thread, tap on Photos icon in Messages toolbar beow new message field, select All Photos tab from top navigation bar and pick out any image or video file stored inside phone memory that needs sharing with other person over text message channel.

Using iPhone’s built-in feature makes sending GIFs incredibly easy! So next time you need to express yourself with something more than words, just remember: The best way to send a GIF on an iPhone is by uing the built-in Messages app!

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How to Install GIF Keyboard on iPhone

To get the GIF keyboard on your iPhone, open the Settings app, then scroll down and select General. Tap Keyboard and then Keyboards, followed by Add New Keyboard. Scroll through to find ‘GIF Keyboard’ then tap it to enable it. After you’ve done that, you can switch to the GIF keyboard by tapping the globe icon when typing a message. You’ll then be able to access hundreds of GIFs!

Disappearance of the GIF Keyboard on iPhone

The GIF keyboard on iPhone is a feature that allows you to easily search and send GIFs directly from iMessage. Unfortunately, in recent versions of iOS, the #Images app, which was previously used to access the GIF keyboard, has been removed as part of a larger update. To regain access to the GIF keyboard, you’ll need to re-add the #Images app to the iMessage apps. To do this, open Messages and go to any conversation. Scroll right on the iMessage app bar and tap the App Drawer (the More option). You shoud see #Images listed; tap it to re-add it and access your GIFs once again.

Using GIF Icons on a Keyboard

To get a GIF icon on your keyboard, you first need to make sure you have the latest version of Gboard installed on your device. To do this, open the Google Play Store and search for “Gboard”. Once you find it, tap “Update” or “Install” if it is not already installed.

Once Gboard is installed, open up a messaging app you want to send a GIF in. Once you find a conversation, make sure Gboard opens up. Look for and tap the emoji icon next to the spacebar on your screen. Once the emoji page opens, tap the GIF icon. From here, you can search for any type of GIF that you woud like to send in your conversation!

Including GIFs in Text Messages on iPhone

To put a GIF in a text on an iPhone, start by opening the message you want to add a GIF to. Then, tap the Photos app icon in the Messages toolbar. Next, tap All Photos and then select the GIF you want to add to your message. Finally, tap Choose to add the GIF to your message and complete the message before sending it.

Inability to Access GIFs on iPhone

There can be a few different reasons why you may not be able to get GIFs on your iPhone. It cold be because of an issue with the device’s settings, or it could be because of an issue with the Images app in iMessage. If the issue is with the Images app, you can try removing and re-adding it in iMessage. Additionally, you may need to check that your device is running the latest version of iOS and that there are no restrictions preventing GIFs from being downloaded. Finally, if none of these options work, it may be necessary to contact Apple Support for further assistance.

Including GIFs in Text Messages

To put a GIF in a text message, you’ll first need to open your default messaging app. Once you’ve done that, tap on the smiley face emoji on the keyboard. This should open up a menu of different options, including the option to insert a GIF. Tap on the GIF button and you’ll be presented with a search bar for finding your desired GIF. Search for the GIF you want to send and then tap on it to preview and send it in your text message. And that’s all there is to it!

Troubleshooting Issues with GIFs

Your GIF might not be working if it’s too large, has an incompatible file format, or is corrupted. If the file is larger than 1080 pixels high or 1920 pixels wide, you’ll need to reduce its size using a free online tool. If the file format is not supported by certain browsers or devices, you’ll need to convert it using a free online tool. And if the file is corrupted, you may need to download it again from the source.

Exploring the Location of the GIF Bar

On mobile, the GIF bar is located next to the emoji button. On desktop, it’s situated beween the photo attachment and sticker buttons.


In conclusion, using a GIF keyboard on an iPhone is a great way to add some fun and creativity to your messages. It’s really easy to use – just open the Messages app, select the ‘Images’ icon from the menu bar below the new message field, and scroll through the GIFs to find one that you want to send. You can also select a GIF saed on your iPhone by going to Photos and choosing the one you want from there. No matter which method you use, you’ll be able to easily send a GIF and make someone’s day brighter.

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James Walker

James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.