How to Send a GIF on Apple Watch (watchOS 8)

Send quick and humorous responses with Apple Watch GIFs.

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Want a fun and fast way to respond to texts? Send a GIF on your Apple Watch!
Amp up the fun level by sending GIFs on your Apple Watch.
Learn the fast and fun way to respond to texts on Apple Watch.

When you're on the go, you can quickly send a GIF to respond to a text via your Apple Watch. These animated images strike the perfect balance between efficiency and fun. Here's how to text an Apple Watch GIF.

Related: Apple Watch Won’t Update? Here’s How to Fix It.

Why You'll Love This Tip

  • Add humor to your texts by sending a GIF on your Apple Watch.
  • Avoid pausing in the middle of workouts and activities to type longer text responses. 

How to Text a GIF on Apple Watch

Follow the steps below to learn how to send a GIF on your Apple Watch. To learn more about messaging with your Apple Watch, sign up for our Tip of the Day newsletter.

  1. Start a new text or select an existing conversation in Messages on Apple Watch.
  2. Tap on the Create Message field.

  3. Tap the App Store icon in the upper-left corner of the screen.


     
  4. Tap the search GIFs icon.


     
  5. Select or search for the GIF you want to send.


     
  6. Tap Send.

That's it! Now that you know how to access this somewhat hidden Apple Watch feature, you'll be able to send an Apple GIF any time you like. 

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Ashleigh Page is a Feature Writer for iPhone Life. With a background in computer science and creative writing, she loves blending aspects of the technical and creative. An avid technology enthusiast, she adores Apple products and keeping up with the latest innovations. When she’s not working, Ashleigh is often found crafting whimsical (and sometimes nonsensical) short stories, hiking, and playing sand volleyball.