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How To Save & Download GIF Images On Smartphones

Save & Download GIF Images
Written by Hassan Abbas

Do you want to save & download GIF images on smartphones? We’ve far away from the days when you just hit a single button many times just to get one character of the alphabet. Previously, our old and frustrating conversations have been made more tolerable with features like Emojis. Now the world is moving forward using GIFs. Also, Google added the GIF support for images into the Android system. However, any kind of apps making the most of it.

Also, nowadays GIFs become the main principle on the Gboard or other keyboard apps. Also, it makes it the gold standard of amazing texting. But as you can’t install the GIFs using these keyboard apps. Here’s how you can’t only find amazing and funny GIFs on the WiFi but install and share them in any way on your mobile device.

By the way, the fact is you can use the GIF on the AOD feature on the Samsung Galaxy mobile devices such as Galaxy S8/S9/Note 8. Well, it’s a more amazing exercise to try your hands on searching for the best GIF file. One is that you can use it on your mobile lock screen.

Way 1: Through Google Search

Google is might be the major source of some of your online information, so why it shouldn’t become the best source of GIFs as well? After using Google search, you can simply view all GIFs of all types and install them directly to your mobile device. As GIF format is compatible with Android OS. So you don’t want a special image viewer app to install it, view, and share GIFs.


Step 1:

Head over to the Chrome browser app and move to Google Images search.

Step 2:

Input in a particular name or type of GIF image that you like to find and remember to type “GIF” in front of it.

  • So if I want GIF pictures of teddy, then I would type in Teddy GIF in the Google Search.
Step 3:

Click on the GIF image that you want and preview it.

Step 4:

Hit and hold on the picture and then choose the Download image from the pop-up window.

Step 5:

Once downloaded, you can easily view the GIF image in the Gallery app.

Step 6:

You can then hit the Share button or use the GIF image with a lot of various apps freely. It includes WhatsApp and Instagram.

Way 2: Using Third-Party Apps

If you like to use GIFs all the time and the built-in compatible in the keyboard isn’t enough. Then you can easily move to the GIPHY app. Pretty much a huge library of all GIFs on the internet and the best way to make GIFs of your own. However, GIPHY is your one-stop source for searching the amazing silent short motion video clips.

Step 1:

Initially, install and Download the GIPHY app from the Google Play Store.

Step 2:

Then use the search bar located at the top of the screen to view for a GIF image.

Step 3:

From all the required results, click on the one you would like to download/install.

Step 4:

Hit and hold on the GIF picture and hit Yes to save the picture to your device.

Step 5:

The GIF image will be saved in a folder named GIPHY in the Gallery.

Also, you want to make your own GIF files using a video or a combination of images. You can also use the Giphy app itself for that.


So that’s all about “Save & Download GIF Images”. If you think that it is helpful then do let us know your suggestions in the comment section below. Which GIF images you really like it? Have you found any other alternative that we can’t cover in this article? Comment us below!

Till then! Stay Safe 🥰

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About the author

Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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