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- How To Send GIFs on Snapchat
- How To Send GIFs on Snapchat Snaps
- How To Send GIFs on Snapchat as a Snap Using GIPHY App
- How To Send GIFs on Snapchat Chat
- Further Reading
When you are chatting with your friends on Snapchat, it’s fun to send them GIFs, so you may wonder how to send GIFs on Snapchat chat and snaps.
GIFs are a popular type of animated photo that you can send to express your feeling when you chat with your friends.
As Snapchat is a video-based communication app, GIFs will make it more fun for you.
So there are multiple ways to send GIFs on Snapchat, whether on chats or as a snap.
There is a 3rd party app called GIPHY that you can use to send GIFs, also using your phone’s keyboard feature, which will make it easy for you.
So today I will show you how to send GIFs on Snapchat chats and snaps.
How To Send GIFs on Snapchat
To send GIFs on Snapchat, open your Snapchat app, then make your snap the camera page and add your GIF from the “Sticker” icon.
After adding your GIF, you will be able to send the post as a snap of your friend’s chat.
Now there is another way to do it which is by using the GIPHY app, as it’s the easiest way to do it.
However, you can learn how to make a transparent GIF online for free if you want to make a special GIF for yourself.
Down below, there are two methods on how to send GIFs as a snap and in Snapchat chat.
So you can choose the one that you find useful for you.
How To Send GIFs on Snapchat Snaps
To send GIFs as a snap on the Snapchat app, go to the camera page and make a new snap by tapping on the capture button, then add your GIF.
Now after adding your GIF and making everything ready, tap on the “Send to” button.
Then choose to add it to the story and your GIF will be sent to your story.
1.Make a new Snap
On your Snapchat camera page, tap on the capture button to make a new snap.
You can also choose a photo from your phone’s gallery or Snapchat memories.
So make your new snap, then the editing page will open.
Which includes the “Send to” button.
2.Tap the “Sticker” icon
When the editing page opens, you will see multiple icons on the right.
So, tap on the “Sticker” icon to open the stickers page.
Then after the sticker page opens you will see all stickers on the same page.
But to send GIFs, you have to choose a GIF on the Snapchat app.
3.Tap on the “GIF” icon
Now that you’ve opened the sticker page, you will see yellow icons below the search bar.
Tap on the yellow “GIF” magnifier icon to enter the GIF pages.
Then a new page will open with all GIFs inside.
So you can choose from those GIFs to send on Snapchat.
4.Add Your GIF
Now, on the GIFs page, you can find the GIF you want to send by scrolling down.
But if you want other GIFs, tap on the search bar and search for the term you want.
For example, type “Laughing” and you will get all GIFs related to laughing.
So when you are ready to add your GIF, tap on it to add it.
5.Send the GIF on the snap
After tapping the GIF, your GIF will be added to the snap that you’ve made.
You can adjust the size and rotate the GIF before sending the snap.
So when you are ready, tap on “Send to”.
Then tap on your friend’s name you want, then tap on the blue send icon.
Finally, your GIF will be sent as a snap.
How To Send GIFs on Snapchat as a Snap Using GIPHY App
There is another way to send GIFs on Snapchat as a snap, which is by using the GIPHY app.
By applying this method, you will get access to more trending GIFs on social media.
1.Download the GIPHY app
Keep in mind that you have to get a fast network connection.
Otherwise, you will not be able to see all the GIFs with high quality on GIPHY.
2.Open and Find your GIF
After downloading the GIPHY app, open it and sign in.
Now, if you don’t have an account, create one using your email or Facebook signup option.
So when you open the app, find the GIF that you want to send.
You can do it by either scrolling down or switching between the menus, or by searching for it.
I will search for the “Laughing” term.
After finding the GIF, tap on it.
Then a new popup will show up with options to send your GIF and share it.
Using this popup, you can send your GIFs on Snapchat.
So, tap on the paper airplane “Share” icon.
Now choose the “Snapchat” app and tap on it.
4.Send the GIF as a snap
After tapping on the Snapchat app, a new popup will open.
Which is the Snapchat snap edit page.
So you can edit your GIF before sending it.
But if you want to remove the GIPHY link, tap on the attach icon.
Then tap remove the attachment, and long tap on the GIPHY button to bring it to the recycle bin.
Now tap on “Send to”, then the friends’ page will open.
So tap on the person you want to send to, then tap the blue “Arrow” button to send it.
How To Send GIFs on Snapchat Chat
Now, if you want to send GIFs on your Snapchat chat, the best way to do it is by using the GIPHY keyboard feature on both iPhone and Android.
However, on android phones, you have an additional easy option which is by downloading the Microsoft swift key keyboard.
1.Using an Android Phone
1.Download and enable Swiftkey keyboard
Download the Microsoft Swiftkey keyboard app.
Then, after opening the app, you will receive a “Change settings” notification.
So to add this keyboard to your device, tap the “Ok” button.
Then, when the new page opens, enable the “Microsoft SwiftKey Keyboard”.
As you already downloaded the GIPHY app, you can enable it instead of the Microsoft keyboard.
So you can use just one type of keyboard.
2.Send GIFs on Snapchat chat with the SwiftKey keyboard
After enabling the keyboard, go to your Snapchat app and open a chat with your friends.
Start typing something, then when the keyboard shows up, you will see a small GIF icon.
Tap on the GIF icon, then search and find the GIF that you want.
Now tap on the GIF you want to send it to your friend, then your GIF will show up on the chat.
2.Using an iPhone
1.Download the GIPHY app
Download the GIPHY app on your iPhone.
Then go to your Snapchat app and open a conversation with your friend.
Now to send GIFs on the Snapchat chat, open the Snapchat Chat.
2.Add GIPHY to your keyboard list
Then, when the keyboard opens, long tap on the “Microphone” icon.
When the popup shows up, tap on “Dictation Settings”.
Then, after the settings page opens, tap on the “Keyboard” button.
A new page will open which is the keyword page, so tap “Add New Keyboard…”
Now on the new page, tap “GIPHY” and open the “GIPHY” keyboard.
Then “Allow the Full Access” to the keyboard, then tap “Allow” again on the new popup.
3.Send your GIFs on Snapchat
After enabling the GIPHY keyboard.
Finally, go to the Snapchat chat that you’ve opened, and open your keyboard.
Now long tap on the “World” icon again and choose “GIPHY”.
Then find and search for your GIFs and send them on your Snapchat chat by pasting the GIF on your chat.
Sending GIFs on Snapchat adds more fun to your Snapchat journey.
So today you’ve learned how to send GIFs on Snapchat chats and snaps in the best possible and easy ways.
However, you can always make your own GIFs and send them also, which will make your GIFs look unique.