How to Send GIF Message on Instagram

GIFs are fast becoming a popular way of responding to a message, especially via an Instagram DM. Often found on…

GIFs are fast becoming a popular way of responding to a message, especially via an Instagram DM.

Often found on the keyboard of your device, able to be sent via platforms like Instagram and WhatsApp, GIFs are now an active part of social media communication. And with GIFs displaying everything from static images and captions to short snippets of videos and footage, there really is a GIF out there for every interaction and every occasion.

Here’s how to send a GIF message via Instagram, in reaction to, or to entertain, a friend or connection.

3 Steps to Send a GIF Message

  1. Open your Instagram app and navigate your way to your DM inbox. Open the chat that you want to send a GIF through.
  2. Next to the text box, click on the smiley face square with the bottom corner turned up.
  3. Along the bottom three options, click on ‘GIF’

You can now search the world of Instagram’s online GIFs, browsing everything from cartoon characters to snippets from reality TV shows, favourite movie characters, and more.

And if the idea of finding the perfect GIF overwhelms you, then keep reading…

How to Find The Perfect GIF

So, how do you find the perfect GIF?

The search bar is pretty good when it comes to finding the right GIF and will interpret your keyword or search term to present as many potentially complimentary results as possible.

For example, a quick search for ‘weddings’ brings up comedy sketches, romantic clips from movies, funny captions and quotes, and so much more. The perfect response to send to your friend who’s getting married or being a bit of a bridezilla!

We hope this helps! GIFs are a fun and incredibly engaging way to send messages quickly while entertaining your friends. Share your favourites with us!