Discord is a free voice, video, and text communication platform designed for gamers initially, but it has expanded to cater to various communities. It offers a wide range of features to enhance the chatting experience for its users. Sending GIFs is an excellent way to add some humor by using animated images to further enhance the conversation. Whether you want to react to a funny moment or share your excitement, GIFs can be a great tool.
This article will discuss different ways to send a Gif on Discord Desktop and mobile applications.
- How to Send a Gif on Discord Desktop Application?
- Alternate Method to Send a Gif on Discord Desktop Application
- How to Send a Gif on Discord Mobile Application?
- Alternate Method to Send a Gif on Discord Mobile Application
- Sending Gifs using Commands on a Discord Desktop or Mobile Application
How to Send a Gif on Discord Desktop Application?
A user can send a Gif image on the Discord desktop application by following the below steps.
Step 1: Access Inbox and Click on the Gif Icon
The first step is to access someone’s inbox and click on the “GIF” icon available at the bottom:
Step 2: Choose a GIF Image
Next different categories of gif images will appear, and users can choose any based on their preference:
After that click on any of the desired images that will send it directly to the person’s chat box:
Note: The same method can be applied if a user wants to send the gif images on any server.
Alternate Method to Upload Gifs on a Discord Desktop Application
There is another way to upload gif images using a system drive which is discussed below.
Step 1: Click on the “+” Icon
If a user has downloaded any image from the internet that they want to send to someone then this can be done by first clicking on the “+” button and then selecting “Upload a File”:
Step 2: Select the Image Path
Next, a user needs to select the path of the image where it is available and then click on the “Open” button:
Step 3: Press the “Enter Key”
A user needs to hit the “Enter” key after uploading the gif image to the desired person:
This will send that gif image into the inbox which can be seen below:
Note: A user can also send the gif image to someone by “Drag” and “Drop” methods where we need to press and hold the image and then drop it in someone’s chat box:
How to Send a Gif on Discord Mobile Application?
Sending gif images on Discord mobile application is also very similar to the Desktop method which is discussed below.
Step 1: Access Inbox and Click on the “Emoji” Icon
The first step is to click on the account where a user wants to send the gif file and then click on the “Emoji” icon available on the bottom right:
Step 2: Choose GIFs Category
Select the GIFs category and then any of the available Gifs which will send it automatically:
A user can either search for the specific gif or access any available categories to send the gif image.
Alternate Method to Send a Gif on Discord Mobile Application
There is an alternate method to send a gif image to someone using the mobile storage which is discussed below.
Step 1: Access Inbox and Click on the “+” Icon
The first step is to click on the account where a user wants to send the gif file and then click on the “+” icon available on the bottom left:
Step 2: Choose the Gif Image
Next, choose the gif image that a user wants to send to someone else:
Step 3: Click on the Send Button
The last step is to click on the “send button” that will upload that gif image to another user’s private chat:
This will upload the gif image on the user chat box as shown below:
Sending Gifs using Commands on Discord Desktop or Mobile Application
A user can also send GIFs to their contact or to a server on both desktop and mobile applications by typing the “/giphy” and then the text of which they want the gif image. For example, if a user is looking for Gif images having “Hello” text on them then they can type the below command in the chat box.
After typing this command, they will see random Gif images having “Hello” text on them as shown below:
Other than that, there are also many Gifs bots that a user can integrate with their Discord server using the “top.gg” website.
Sending GIFs on Discord will improve the overall conversation by adding fun elements and expressions using animation. There are different ways to add Gif images to someone’s chat or in the server which are by clicking on the Gif icon available on the right side of the chat box. Users can also click on the “+” sign and upload any Gif image from their drive. Also, the “/giphy” command can be used and there are some Gif bots that can be added for this purpose. This article has discussed explaining different methods that a user can implement to add Gif images.