How to

Send GIF Directly On Android

Written by Hassan Abbas

Send Gif Directly On Android: People who witness the boom of texting services know how far we have come over the last decade. However, we’ve gone from creating facial expressions from keyboard characters Emoticon to sending high-resolution Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) clips.

A GIF file can be an image or a funky animation, but the palette is restricted to 8 bits per pixel, which creates a maximum of 256 colors. A 256-color palette might not seem much, but usually, it is enough for simple logos and animation.

Those animated clips have become the most releasing form of expression for many users and the leading developers have taken notice. Google’s Gboard, Samsung Keyboard, and Swiftkey, all have dedicated GIF shortcuts. And in this article, we’ll try to get you familiar with each of them, remember you never run out of unusual replies and clever ice-breakers.

Google Gboard keyboard

Google’s Gboard is one of the promising keyboard apps on the Google Play Store and for the best reason. It has lots of utility features and it leaves no stone unturned to keep you entertained.

Download: Gboard from Google Play

How to Send a GIF Using Gboard

Follow the steps carefully to send a GIF using Gboard:

Step 1:

While using the Keyboard click on the ‘G(oogle)’ button.

Step 2:

Then click on the GIF button.

Step 3:

The leading GIFs are displayed below the search field. While other popular categories are displayed in the same area.

Just search through the area beside the search field to explore all popular categories.

Samsung Keyboard

Officially Samsung Keyboard can’t be downloaded on other devices, so, the reach is quite less that Google’s Gboard or SwiftKey. However, if we are talking about promising keyboard apps, Samsung Keyboard never seems to fall behind.

How to send a GIF using the Samsung Keyboard

Step 1:

While typing click on the emoji switch icon.

Step 2:

Click on GIF.

Step 3:

Click on the search icon on the bottom left to get the search field. You can also browse the area beside it to explore other popular categories.

SwiftKey Keyboard

Over 500M downloads, SwiftKey can be safely the latest as one of the most popular keyboard apps in the world. Like others, SwiftKey, also evolved the best deal over the last few years. Dropping a lot of extra weight to become an efficient stock keyboard alternative.

Download: SwiftKey from Google Play

How to send a GIF using Swiftkey

Follow the steps to send a GIF using Swiftkey:

Step 1:

While typing, click in the little ‘+’ icon at the top-left corner of your keyboard app.

Step 2:

Also, click on GIF.

Step 3:

Click on the search icon at the top-right corner of your keyboard app to go to the search field. You can also view multiple popular categories in the area adjacent to the main search field.

Conclusion:

Here’s how to Send Gif Directly On Android. For further queries and questions let us know in the comments section below!

Till then! Keep Smiling 🙂

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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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