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How to Download and Install GIF keyboard on iPhone, iPad and iPodTouch

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How to Download and Install GIF keyboard on iPhone, iPad?

What is GIF Keyboard?
We have seen regular keyboards right, where we can only send photos, videos or voice that exist in our Gallery or newly taken recordings through the Microphone option. GIF keyboard comes up with an inbuilt videos, smiles’, animations, music and videos etc…You can even search for different animations by entering a relevant expression or feeling name in the search bar. The latest version of GIF Keyboard available in the market is 1.1 and it is recently updated on October 15, 2014. It supports various languages like Turkish, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, Italian, German, French and English. It is rated 12+ for the Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes, Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes and Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References.

GIF keyboard compatibility:

  • Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
  • Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
  • This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

Download and Install GIF keyboard:
Tap on App Store in your device and launch it. Search for GIF keyboard and select the GIF keyboard app from the search results. Tap on the Free button below the app name. When you tap on the Free button, a processing circle will be shown with the installation status. Once the app gets installed in your device, an Open button will be shown below the app name. Tap on the Open button to navigate to the app.

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How to work with GIF keyboard?
Once the installation of GIF Keyboard is done on your device, tap on the Settings icon and navigate to Settings tab. Tap on General option and navigate to General settings tab. You will find Keyboard option, when you scroll over the General settings tab. Tap on Keyboards>’ disclosure icon from Keyboards tab. Tap on Add New Keyboard and select the Riffsy GIF keyboard under Other keyboards from Add New Keyboard modal. Now, enable the toggle button beside Full Access after adding the keyboard, so that you will be able to access the internet and can fetch GIs from the cloud also. You can view the set up guide of how to use GIF Keyboard by launching it for the first time.

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Open Messages and start a conversation with your friend. Tap on the global icon from the keyboard, now the options that are available in GIF keyboard are displayed next to the global icon. You can hide these options by tapping on the first option i.e., global icon. You can view the recent emoticons or animations by tapping on the time gif icon. View pre-defined animations for angry, lol and few more by tapping on the smiley gif icon. You can also have few trending gifs; you can view them by tapping on gif icon. You can view and share videos along with voice by tapping on the trending gif icon. You can also have music files in these options, tap on the music gif icon to view the music files. You can even search for the animations by tapping on the search search gif icon. You can switch to normal text keyboard by tapping on the font gif icon. If you want to send an animation from any of these options, just select and copy it. Now place the cursor in the text box and long press on the cursor. You will be provided with various options. Tap on Paste option in order to paste the animation. Just tap on Send button to post that animation. You can view all the animations in a particular option by swiping left or right over the animations. You can choose your desired animation from the available animations. 

You can customize your keyboard by just double tapping on your desired animation and make it as favourite. Keep in mind that, few iOS8 users sometimes may lose Full Access of your Keyboard Settings after a few days. Suppose, if you lose full access just go to your settings, and enable the Full Access toggle button of your Riffsy GIF Keyboard again. This is a temporary issue that is affecting all third-party keyboards for now. So, need to worry about this.

Originally posted 2014-10-20 17:01:59.