How to search and send GIFs with GIF Search in iOS 10

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With iOS 10, Apple has revamped its Messages app, making it much easier and quicker for users to communicate with their friends. One of the many new fun Message features included in Apple’s latest iOS version alongside stickers, apps, and effects lies in a built-in animated GIF search which allows you to search for and send GIFs to your friends or someone else without even leaving the app.

Also read: How to install and use imessage apps in messages app in ios 10

Animated GIF search is one of best features you can use right inside your messaging thread, as it eliminates the need to look for a GIF and send it using the copy and paste method.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to search and send GIFs in Messages in iOS 10. Before we proceed with step-by-step instructions, make sure that your iPhone is running iOS 10 or newer.

Assuming that you have met the above-mentioned requirement, here we go

How to search and send GIFs with iOS 10  Messages

Step one: First and foremost, launch the Messages app on your iPhone and go to any existing conversation, or you can create a new one

Step two: Once you are in, tap the arrow “>” button next to the input field to access more messaging options.


Step three: Next up, tap the “A” button next to the text entry section to access stickers, apps and gifs.


Step four: You will see all the stickers, apps and gifs available, all you have to do now is to tap on the four square bubble icon on the bottom-left corner of the screen.


Step five: Select the “images” button to access animated GIF search feature


Step six: While you are in, tap into the search box and enter the GIF you want to look for.


Step seven: Select the GIF that you’d like to search for and tap on it to insert into the message. Once you are done, tap on the “Send” button to send the GIF.


That’s it! You have just sent a GIF to your friend without leaving the Messages app. Animated GIF search is a nice feature for the iPhones running iOS 10 or newer. Beside that, with iOS 10, you now can easily save a GIF to your iPhone with some simple steps.

iOS 10 comes with tons of new features and improvements, in the hope that it makes the things you do most even better and easier.

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