GIFs - I really miss them now I've gone to Android

Mildredop

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Whilst I had an iPhone, the GIFs in iMessage were awesome. I might be in my forties, but I thought they were a great idea and there is a GIF for almost anything.

But iPhone wasn't for me and I went back to Android. Several months on, I still miss the GIFs.

I mainly use Whats App to send messages. Why are GIFs not supported? Or are they...?
 

v0lume4

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Wait. GIFs aren't supported?

I've been on Android for over a month now and I never realized! I guess I just haven't tried to send a GIF since getting an Android phone. But now that you tell me -- I'm very disappointed. I was having a great day. :) :p
[doublepost=1489093723][/doublepost]Wait a minute.

Just found this.
http://www.greenbot.com/article/314...th-the-google-keyboard-in-android-nougat.html

I have this functionality in my phone. Never realized it was there til now. Do you have it?
 

GrumpyMom

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My husband and I would miss the stickers we bought for iMessage. But sometimes he spams me with too many of them and I have to throw a bunch of poop emojis at him to get him to stop.

Sometimes it's nice to have just plain text and a handful of emojis.
 

Tinmania

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My husband and I would miss the stickers we bought for iMessage. But sometimes he spams me with too many of them and I have to throw a bunch of poop emojis at him to get him to stop.

Sometimes it's nice to have just plain text and a handful of emojis.
Google has (animated) stickers in Android Messages... I don't go crazy with them but if I prefer over GIFs, where I never seem to find one that actually fits the conversation.



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Sevanw

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Whilst I had an iPhone, the GIFs in iMessage were awesome. I might be in my forties, but I thought they were a great idea and there is a GIF for almost anything.

But iPhone wasn't for me and I went back to Android. Several months on, I still miss the GIFs.

I mainly use Whats App to send messages. Why are GIFs not supported? Or are they...?
Whatsapp does have gif support. In fact, you can choose gif, and do a search for whatever gif you want to use while in a message. Very easy.

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Mark316

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Even the stock Google keyboard and messaging app supports GIFs, just press on the emoji button on the keyboard and the gif option is at the bottom.
 

shyam09

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Oh! Can you explain how?
1) Click the smiley face (To the left of "Type a message" field)
2) Tap Gifs (it's bottom center for me)
3) You can use the search button after entering the Gifs section (bottom left for me) to search for gifs.
 
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