Giphy Keys is an iOS keyboard that will bring out users’ passion for animated pictures. It aims to prove that people’s love for GIFs has proven to be no laughing matter. Giphy, the startup responsible for the creation of the keyboard, has recently raise $55-million so that it can be iOS users’ one-stop-shop for sharing, finding, and LOL-ing at animated pictures found on the Internet.
Giphy Keys is Designed to be Your Default iOS Keyboard if You’re an Animated GIF Lover
Giphy Keys was just recently revealed to the world as a latest bid for dominating GIF-sharing across multiple messaging and social media platforms. It is even designed to become your default iOS keyboard if you’re the type who loves to send animated GIFs to your friends and families. The keyboard draws from Giphy’s extensive storage of online animated pictures to which you can browse and share these images with just a few, simple taps. The app lets you share fully-supported GIFs in Facebook, Twitter, and in iMessage. You can even copy-and-paste the GIF’s URL to send over some platforms that may not support animated GIFs at the ready.
Just like any other third-party keyboard, after downloading the Giphy Keys Keyboard, you will have to enable the keyboard first by going to your device’s Settings. Furthermore, you would have to indicate that you would allow full access for the app to work. You can then access this keyboard by tapping on the globe icon situated at the bottom of your screen.
What sets this particular keyboard apart from other third-party keyboards is that it allows for sharing GIFs. It is designed this way so you can easily browse and then send animated pictures of cute kittens (among many others) without having to give up on your main QWERTY keyboard. You don’t even have to toggle around constantly between this keyboard and the stock iOS one so it could easily become your default keyboard.
Once Giphy Keys has been enabled, it will show several tabs for searching and browsing GIFs that are located on top of your normal QWERTY keyboard. You can then search for GIFs by typing in a word or phrase (such as “cats”), or you can just browse GIFs by emotion or category. Additionally, this particular keyboard has a tab for recently sent GIFs, so you can send that particular GIF of that cute puppy staring and licking at your phone’s screen over and over again to your mates until they get tired of it and without having you to search for that particular image again and again.