How To Send GIFs On Signal

Are you not a fan of emojis and stickers on Signal? Do you want to share GIFs with your contacts and friends instead? If so, you can use GIPHYs extensive library to browse and search for popular GIFs. Follow our quick guide below to learn how.


Signal allows its users to share emojis and stickers with their friends and contacts on the app. These features can make your conversations fun and casual without sacrificing the security of your messages.

However, there are some people who don’t like these features. Other users prefer to use GIFs to express their emotions with other users on the app.

Thankfully, Signal allows you to use GIPHY on your chats to share popular and favorite emojis with your friends and contacts on the app. Follow our quick guide below to learn how.

How to share GIFs on Signal with GIPHY

If you want to add more fun to your conversations on Signal, you can send GIFs through GIPHY. You can select from the wide array of popular GIFs and share them with your group or private chats on the app.

You can send GIFs whether you’re using the Signal app on your phone or computer. In our tutorials below, we’ll show you the the steps to do so on both devices.

On your Android device:

  1. Open the Signal app from your app drawer and sign in to your account using your number.
  2. Head to one of your conversations and tap the emoji, GIF, or sticker icon on the left side of the message field.

  3. Head to the GIF tab, look for the one you want to share, and select it.

  4. Check the GIF and tap the paper plane icon to share it in the conversation.

That’s how you use GIPHY on the Signal mobile app. You can send GIFs to all your conversations, whether it’s a group or a private one.

You can send GIFs as a view once message on the Signal mobile app. Once you do, slack automatically clears it after the receiver opens the file on their end.

On the Signal desktop app:

Unfortunately, there’s no GIPHY integration on the Signal desktop app. However, you can share GIF links or upload ones from your device.

Aside from that, you can opt to send stickers and emojis to your friends instead. Although these two features are different from GIFs, they can give the same effect of making your conversations light and fun.

To wrap it all up

Now that you know how to use GIPHY on Signal, you can share GIFs from the mobile app. With the help of this integration, there’s no need for you to upload GIFs from your mobile device. All you have to do is look for the one you want to use on their extensive library and hit the send button to share them in the conversation.

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