Recently launched to the iTunes App Store is Giffage, the GIF keyboard app by Giffage itself. The app essentially allows users to share GIF’s in emails or messages, or even create their own to share. Elliot Tebele is the co-founder of Giffage, who has over 6.8 million followers on Instagram. It functions as both a third-party keyboard once it is activated by a user, as well a standalone app.
Users are able to search and browse a large number of GIF’s from the library of content. They are able to browse via categories such as animals, memes, reactions and more, as well as trending GIF’s. For specific GIF’s users can also search via a keyword.
Once a user has found a GIF that they like, they can view its full size by tapping it, then copying the GIF which in turn can be pasted into other windows, text messages and emails. To save a GIF for later use, users can tap the ‘heart’ button which adds it to their favourites.
Furthermore, users can also create their own GIF’s by recording a short video clip from within the app. They are then able to customise with text and various filters.
Once the Giffage keyboard has been activated, a search bar is appears where they can find and copy into messages, without the app being open. Users are able to access their favoured GIF’s from inside the keyboard. They can also favourite new GIF’s by tapping and holding on them as they search inside the keyboard.
Jack Shalom, the CEO of Giffage said in a recent statement “Like emojis, GIFs are 2015’s preferred way to communicate visually with your friends.”.
Giffage is available for a free download from the iTunes App Store.