Send and save GIFs on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

With the Messages app in iOS 10 and later, you can find hundreds of trending GIFs in #images to add to your messages.

#images is available in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, India, Singapore, Philippines, and Japan.

Add a GIF from #images

Use #images in the Messages app to find and share GIFs with your contacts. Here's how:

  1. Open Messages, tap , and enter a contact or tap an existing conversation.
  2. Tap , then tap .
  3. To search for a specific GIF, tap Find images, then enter a keyword, like birthday.
  4. Tap the GIF to add it to your message.
  5. Tap  to send.

GIFs from #images animate only in the Messages app on Apple devices.

Save a GIF

You can save a GIF that you receive in a message to the Photos app on your iOS device. Here's how:

  1. Open Messages.
  2. Open the message that has the previously sent GIF that you want to save.
  3. Touch and hold the GIF, then tap Save. If you have an iPhone 6s or later, you can use 3D Touch to save a GIF. Just press deeply on the GIF, swipe up and tap Save.

Report a concern with an image

If you find an issue or have a concern with content found in #images, you can report it:

  1. Tap  and search for the image that you want to report.
  2. When you find the image, touch and hold the image to see a larger preview.
  3. Tap the app name under the image to open the website for the image in Safari.
  4. Tap , then tap Mail.
  5. Email the website to images-reports@apple.com with a description of your concern.

If you have a copyright infringement claim or question, please report it here.

If #images is missing from app drawer

Make sure that the #images app is enabled:

  1. Tap  to open the app drawer. Swipe left on the app drawer then tap .
  2. Tap Edit, then tap  to add the #images app.

Make sure that your keyboard is set to a supported language and region. Go to Settings > General > Language & Region.

The #images app is available in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, India, Singapore, Philippines, and Japan.

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Published Date: Fri Aug 10 00:02:03 GMT 2018