Snapchat 101: How to Add GIFs from Giphy to Your Snaps

How to Add GIFs from Giphy to Your Snaps

Update: Snapchat has now disabled Giphy support over a controversial GIF. Giphy has since removed the GIF in question, but Snapchat has yet to re-enable support. We'll update this guide if the issue gets resolved.

Snapchat is undergoing a disastrous redesign, and while many re-imaginations of social media apps were met with disgust, the hatred of Snapchat's new look endures. Users have been hoping for a complete reversal — but for now, Snapchat seems content to ignore users and roll out a different feature: GIFs.

In a vacuum, adding GIFs to to Snapchat is a great addition. Snaps have been trending towards this ever since Lenses were first introduced, giving some real purpose to taking video Snaps. Now, stickers will have some added functionality in both stationary and video Snaps with Giphy support in an update rolling out to users in the coming weeks.

Adding a Giphy GIF to Your Snap

You add a GIF to your Snap in the exact same way you do so for a sticker. I'll do a quick recap below, though, in case you forgot.

First, take a Snap like you would any other. Then, tap the Sticker icon on the right side of the screen (it looks like a note). Now, inside the Stickers menu, hit the Giphy section. Select the GIF you want, and it will appear on your Snap. Drag it around the screen to move it, and pinch to resize. If you drag it to the garbage icon on the right, you can delete the GIF. Finally, send out the Snap by tapping the blue arrow in the bottom-right corner.

Image via Snapchat

While you may not have the update right this minute, it should be rolling out soon. Then, you'll be able to see exactly which GIFs you can add to your Snaps. This clearly doesn't right the wrong of the complete redesign of Snapchat, but it's definitely a start. How do you feel about adding GIFs to your Snaps? Are you still planning on using the platform despite the changes? Let us know in the comments below.

Cover image by Brian Lang/Gadget Hacks

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