You’ve always been able to send static images to other people through iMessage, but you might not have known that you can also send animated GIFs as well.
There are a few ways you can do this. The easiest way is to use the built-in “#images” iMessage app, which lets you search through all sorts of GIFs and send them quickly and easily. You can also share GIFs from other apps and send them through iMessage that way. We’ll show you how to do both.
The Easy Way: #images
The built-in iMessage app called “#images” is perhaps the best way to send GIFs to your friends and family, since it’s easy to access and easy to search through to find the right GIF.
To get started, open up the Messages app on your iPhone and select the contact that you want to send the GIF to.
At the bottom, you’ll see your iMessage apps all lined up. Look for the red icon with a magnifying glass and tap on it when you see it. You may need to scroll through the apps before you find it.
After you select it, a small section will pop up from the bottom, displaying a handful of animated GIFs. From there, you can scroll through the endless list of random GIFs, or tap on the search box (where it says “Find images”) and type in a keyword relating to the type of GIF you want.
Type in a keyword and tap “Search”.
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