How To Use GIFs in Discord

GIFs in Discord
Creating and sending GIFs in Discord server.

GIFs are a fun way to express your thoughts in a chat application. Like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, you can use GIFs in Discord. At first, the use of GIFs in Discord may seem a little tricky. But with a little help today, you will be able to use away all the GIFs in Discord. Take a look at this simple guide to learn how to use GIFs in Discord.

GIFs in Discord

GIFs in Discord
Created a GIF of Gamertug.com using Giphy.

Graphics Interchange Format has been transforming images into fun since 1987. You can either convert a small video clip into a fast-moving animated image, or you can combine a collection of clips to make that happen. You can also create GIFs using static images. Back in the day, using GIFs seemed a little odd there wasn’t really a way to pull up GIFs instantly but today, the chat applications have integrated GIF repositories which bring you the most relevant GIFs to your searched query. In fact, there are users who just use GIFs to communicate because they find it super funny. GIFs are pretty much standard in all chat applications these days. Most of the platforms use Giphy, the largest GIF online repository.Discord GIFs

As I said, you can either create your own GIF as you get GIF creators inside your smartphones or you can find 100s of such applications in the Play Store or App Store. Or you can find a GIF online to share in your chat.

Now GIFs are also the most popular mode of communication on Discord. Gamers and especially those running humor/meme channels make wide use of GIFs. Having the right GIF at the right time is fun. Not only does it prove that you’re witty, it also shows you how good your reflexes are when it comes to reactions. It won’t be wrong to say that the primary use of GIFs in Discord is for reactions. Some people use GIFs for on-the-go tutorials. There are multiple ways to share GIFs in Discord chat and I’m going to show you most of them as you move forward.

How to send GIFs in Discord via Discord GIF Picker

  1. Open Discord on your computer.
  2. Go to any chat in Discord.
  3. In the chat toolbar, click on “GIF”.
  4. Either pick the GIF category to choose a GIF from or type in your keyword for a relevant GIF.
  5. As the GIF appears, select it.
  6. The GIF will be sent to your contact immediately.
GIFs in Discord
Selecting GIF in Discord’s own GIF Selector.
GIFs in Discord
Sending GIF using Discord GIF Picker.

To send a GIF in Discord Mobile, open any chat and click on the “Emoji” button appearing next to the message tray. Now click on “GIFs” and choose your desired GIF.

How to send GIFs in Discord via URL

  • Open a GIFs website of your choice i.e. Giphy, Gifer, or any other for that matter.
  • Find your desired GIF and copy its URL or web address.
  • Paste this URL or web address in your Discord chat.
  • Send it and the URL will be transformed into that very GIF.
    GIFs in Discord
    Collection of GIFs over Giphy.

Create your own GIF to use in Discord

GIFs in Discord
Creating your own GIF via Giphy.
GIFs in Discord
GIF created on Giphy – It can now be downloaded by right clicking and then clicking on “Save Image As”.

Using a website like Giphy, ezgif or Canva, you can make your own GIF. All you have to do is to open, sign up and then upload the images/video clips that you want to make a GIF from. Once you’re done, you can import your final file into a GIF that you can share in Discord directly by using the upload file option in the Discord Chat.

GIFs in Discord
How to upload your GIF in Discord
GIFs in Discord
Sending your own GIF.
GIFs in Discord
GIF sent using Discord Upload option.

That’s pretty much it. There are many other ways to make use of GIFs in Discord, but these three methods should be more than enough for the most part. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us via the comment section below. We will try our best to get back to you as soon as possible.

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