Top article of the wk – Add GIF images to your texts message Making Your Messages Really Move

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Add GIF images to your texts message Making Your Messages Really Move
Rita’s iDevice Advice for June 26, 2017:
Add GIF images to your texts message, Making Your Messages Really Move.
You can also check out for more options for typing apps,
emoticons apps, and options for GIF images, that would be accessible with
VoiceOver running.
Dancing Banana animated
fun little-known feature of Messages for iOS is that it supports animated
gifs, meaning you can send and receive those quirky moving web graphics that
were so popular in 1996 and are currently enjoying a resurgence on the web.
The only requirement for this feature to work is that both you and the
recipient have iMessage configured touch, beyond that it works in all new
versions of iOS.
There really isn’t much to this. All you need to do is find an animated GIF
with Safari, and then:

Tap and hold on the animated gif, then choose “Copy” to save it to the
Move on over to the Messages app, and then tap and hold in the input box and
choose “Paste” to insert the animated gif into the message to send as usual
You can try it yourself right now by reading this post from an iOS device,
using the lovely dancing banana gif from AccuWeather as an example.
Copy an animated GIF to clipboard for sending it through

Send animated GIFs on the iPhone through Messages

Once the gif has been pasted and/or sent, it will immediately start
animating in the chat message.
You can also save the animated gif to the camera roll for future access
through Photos app, though it’s not necessary to do that if you’re just
looking to send one out. You will find that gifs do not animate when they
are stored in Camera Roll however, thus to get it to become animated again
you would need to place it into a new iMessage.
if you’d rather make your own animated gifs, you can do so directly on the
iPhone using a variety of apps. One easy to use and powerful free app for
this purpose is GifMill
, which makes it
easy to convert any video into an animated gif, and also provides editing
tools if you want to spruce up your animated gif, delete frames, add
filters, or text layovers.
Adding animated gifs into messages is definitely fun, but remember that
multimedia heavy message threads can grow quite large and need to be removed
from time to time, or else the Other storage can grow to unreasonable sizes
on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
Making Your Messages Really Move.

there is a way to get animated GIFs into text messages. Top speeds depend on
various factors, like the hardware, software and user involvement. However,
using a dedicated keyboard that taps into a ready library of GIF files is
often a speedy way to send a visual response in a text message, a Twitter
post or a conversation in the Slack communications service. Animated GIFs:
those looping bits of video often taken from movies, TV shows or viral clips
circulating around the web can also be found in online libraries with links
for easy sharing in messages or to social media sites. Keyboard apps with
shortcuts to animated image collections (alongside the traditional QWERTY
keys) are one way to share your visual responses more quickly because you do
not have to jump out to a website to find a GIF and its link to share. Apps
in this category include the GIF Keyboard app iOS, but you can find other by
searching. The site, which houses one of the most used libraries
of animated images on the web, has several GIF-related apps, including Giphy
Keys for iOS. Google’s Gboard keyboard app for iOS devices has shortcuts to
animated GIF files and emoji characters. tap the emoji icon at the bottom of
the screen and then tap GIF to get to the image repository. Apple’s Messages
app for iOS 10 can save and send GIF files when you are composing a message.
Tap the gray arrow next to the message-input field, then on the App Store
icon to see the available collection. The PopKey app for Mac and Windows
brings quick access to animated GIFs to the computer; an iOS version is also
available. Copying and pasting an image’s URL from a website specializing in
animated images into messages is another way to share.

Send and save GIFs with the Messages app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
With the Messages app in iOS 10 and later, you can find hundreds of trending
GIFs in #images to add to your messages.
Use #images in the Messages app to find and share GIFs with your contacts.
Here’s how:
1. Open Messages, tap , and enter a contact or tap an existing
2. Tap , then tap .
3. Tap in the lower-left corner, then tap .
4. To search for a specific GIF, tap Find images and videos, then enter a
keyword, like birthday.
5. Tap the GIF to add it to your message.
Tap to send.
You can save a GIF that you receive in a message to the Photos app on your
iOS device. Here’s how:
1. Open Messages.
2. Open the message that has the GIF that you want to save.
3. Touch and hold the GIF, then tap Save. If you have an iPhone 6s or
later, you can use 3D Touch to save a GIF. Just press deeply on the GIF,
swipe up and tap Save.

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