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

With Messages, 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 compose message, and enter a contact or tap an existing conversation.
  2. Tap #images icon.
  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 send icon 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. Tap 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 #images 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. Take a screenshot, then tap the thumbnail to open the preview.
  4. Tap Compose message, then tap Mail.
  5. Email the website to 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. From the app drawer, swipe left, then tap more icon.
  2. Tap Edit, then tap add icon to add the #images app.

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