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7 Best GIF Apps for iPhone to Find and Create Memes

by Kaushal
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GIFs have been a cornerstone in communication over the internet since the early days. Today, it is even more ingrained in our digital conversations from Twitter to iMessage. However, there might be times when you can’t find that perfect GIF and that’s why I have made a list of some of the best GIF apps for iPhone that you must try. Let’s check those out.

The list below focuses on iPhone GIF apps that already have a catalog of popular GIFs which you can download. If you’re looking for apps to create GIFs, here are some GIF maker apps for Windows and Android.


GIPHY is the search engine that you should visit when you’re looking for GIFs. It offers an incredibly huge catalog of user-generated and curated GIFs that you can use for free. The app has separate categories that make discovering popular GIFs easy. On top of that GIPHY integrates with iMessage natively which allows you to quickly share GIFs with your friends.

giphy layout on iphone

You can also save the GIFs to your phone and enable the GIPHY keyboard from the Settings. This would allow you to post directly to apps like Instagram, Facebook Messenger, Snapchat, WhatsApp, etc. GIPHY is free on the App Store.

Get GIPHY (free)

2. GIF Keyboard by Tenor

Tenor is another GIF company that offers popular GIFs right at your fingertips. Tenor takes a different approach and focuses on offering high-quality content generated by the partners. These entertainment partners use the platform to promote their products and events with custom GIFs and you as the user can use every GIF with this app.

tenor app ui

Tenor also offers a GIF keyboard that brings all the curated content in one place and you can search with hashtags, trends, and even memes. GIF Keyboard by Tenor works with most apps and is completely free.

Get Gif Keyboard by Tenor (free)

3. Gfycat

Gfycat is a popular image hosting site that lets you browse a catalog of user-generated GIFs. Ranging from gaming GIFs to dank memes, you can find whatever the users upload to the app. Gfycat has a separate tab, just for reactions that let you find the perfect response in the form of a GIF.

gfycat iphone app

You can browse Gfycat like a normal app and save GIFs inside the app or download it to Photos. Alternatively, you can also use Gfycat as a keyboard which would suggest you GIFs as you type words. Gfycat is free to download on the App Store.

Get Gfycat (free)

4. GIFWrapped

GIFWrapped is developed to keep your GIFs organized in a separate place when you don’t want to make your Photos app a mess. The app allows you to search GIFs from the internet and you can even download GIFs from places such as Twitter. Simply put the GIF URL and store the file in the app itself.

GIFWrapped gif app for iphone

The app also allows you to enable an iCloud backup where all your GIFs are stored in the cloud. GIFWrapped is free and has in-app purchases.

Get GIFWrapped (free, in-app purchases)

5. Gboard

While Gboard is a keyboard first, it has a ton of interesting features such as stickers, emojis, and also GIFs. The GIF section sits at the top and you can search for any GIF available on the internet. Powered and developed by Google, you can also browse trending GIFs or use tags to find the perfect GIF for you. Once you send a GIF, it stays in the recently used section so that you can quickly find that same GIF again.

gboard gif feature

Gboard is free to use on the App Store.

Get Gboard (free)

6. Imgur

Imgur is one of the most popular image hosting sites. It hosts images but also videos and GIFs that are created by the users. While Imgur doesn’t have a dedicated GIF catalog, you can still manually search and find them easily. Imgur uses tags that make discovering GIFs convenient.

imgur image/GIF hosting site

Get Imgur (free)

7. Reddit

Reddit is a huge discussion website comprised of niche interests and memes have thriving communities on it. That being said, you can find tons of GIFs by simply searching the website or joining subreddits that focus on sharing GIFs.

gif subreddit

r/gifs is the biggest subreddit for finding GIFs of all kinds and if you dig a little deeper, you can find subreddits for specific interests as well.

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Which GIF Apps Do You Use on iPhone

These were a few of the best GIF apps for iPhone that you can use to find and download all sorts of reactions and memes. What do you think? Which app has the best GIF collection, let me know on Twitter.

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