1. queenren's Avatar
    Am I missing something, or does the built-in GIF keyboard lack a search function?

    I love the fact that Samsung included a native GIF keyboard and stickers (they are ugly though ), but it seems that the GIF keyboard only has certain pre-selected emotions along the bottom for you to choose from. I need a search function!
    03-15-2018 11:04 AM
  2. yogirl#AC's Avatar
    Ok I switched to SwiftKey, but I think the functionality may be the same when it comes to search. When I click on the Gif button, after a second, a small box shows up that says Search and has a magnifying glass in it. If you click it, you can search. It will disappear if it isn't used though. I am not sure if that was a SwiftKey thing, but I think it may be a Samsung thing.
    03-15-2018 11:49 AM
  3. ZOMMBIE1's Avatar
    Am I missing something, or does the built-in GIF keyboard lack a search function?

    I love the fact that Samsung included a native GIF keyboard and stickers (they are ugly though ), but it seems that the GIF keyboard only has certain pre-selected emotions along the bottom for you to choose from. I need a search function!
    You can search for GIFs with the stock keyboard. Hit that icon in the text field.
    Attached Thumbnails Search in GIF keyboard?-213.jpg  
    03-15-2018 01:15 PM
  4. pedrouliani's Avatar
    Thank you @ZOMMBIE1, I didn’t know that!
    03-15-2018 02:24 PM
  5. queenren's Avatar
    You can search for GIFs with the stock keyboard. Hit that icon in the text field.
    1,000 thanks to you!! You remedied my frustration!
    03-15-2018 02:34 PM
  6. Darrius Robertson's Avatar
    When I hit the gif button I don't see a search bar
    03-20-2018 09:38 AM
  7. Darrius Robertson's Avatar
    Just realized this thread was for the so and s9+. I have an s8
    03-20-2018 09:40 AM
  8. williams448's Avatar
    It works with all keyboards.
    03-20-2018 10:46 AM
  9. rubiefawcette's Avatar
    You can search for GIFs with the stock keyboard. Hit that icon in the text field.
    Hi! When I hit that icon, I only see stickers and no search box for those either. I can access limited gifs in the keyboard toolbar. I'm going crazy trying to figure out what I'm missing. Using Samsung S9 Search in GIF keyboard?-inkedscreenshot_20180325-104808_messages_li.jpg
    03-28-2018 04:00 PM
  10. Lollyb912's Avatar
    You can access gifs and search them if you press emoji smiley face to the left instead of just pressing gif from keyboard. I was going crazy trying to find this but I'm happy I have now solved the problem.
    This seems to only work on WhatsApp and messenger but not on sms
    04-15-2018 06:58 AM
  11. Micheala Piazzini's Avatar
    I have the s9 and I have tried all the ways to get the search for my gif. (hitting the smiley square emoji on the text spot) and there is no search option. do I need to send my phone away
    04-30-2018 09:53 AM
  12. SDTRMG's Avatar
    I don't believe there is a search option anymore
    04-30-2018 10:09 PM
  13. strikeIII's Avatar
    I don't believe there is a search option anymore
    It's still there. I have it on mine. Maybe go into the messaging app, then to settings, then to About and see if you have an update to the app.

    Or try logging into the Galaxy Apps store and see if you you got any pending updates to any Samsung apps.

    The version I'm on is 5.0.00.137
    05-01-2018 12:27 AM
  14. DSM6855467's Avatar
    It's still there. I have it on mine. Maybe go into the messaging app, then to settings, then to About and see if you have an update to the app.

    Or try logging into the Galaxy Apps store and see if you you got any pending updates to any Samsung apps.

    The version I'm on is 5.0.00.137https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...ba51b932d2.jpg
    My phone OS just updated and it's gone. Instead there is now a row at the bottom with categories. None of which is Dr. Evil.
    08-02-2018 01:23 PM
  15. noesmoking's Avatar
    Can confirm this issue is present with my Galaxy S7. Here are pictures of this problem when I am using FB Messenger. The second picture is what I see after I press the "gif" button in the first picture.
    Attached Thumbnails Search in GIF keyboard?-20180808_193219.jpg   Search in GIF keyboard?-20180808_193233.jpg  
    08-08-2018 08:49 PM
  16. Denisew 1972's Avatar
    My phone OS just updated and it's gone. Instead there is now a row at the bottom with categories. None of which is Dr. Evil.
    Works fine in my S9+... found Dr Evil lol
    Attached Thumbnails Search in GIF keyboard?-10692.jpg  
    08-09-2018 09:45 AM
  17. heather abenath's Avatar
    it's quite possible that I'm dumber than a box of rocks, but I cannot figure out how the heck to find the search bar? super frustrated
    08-16-2018 08:29 AM
  18. BriT0901's Avatar
    it's quite possible that I'm dumber than a box of rocks, but I cannot figure out how the heck to find the search bar? super frustrated
    I just figured this out on my phone... lol
    Ser screen shots!
    (Galaxy s8-- and also on hubs s8+)
    Attached Thumbnails Search in GIF keyboard?-screenshot_20180914-100801_message-.jpg   Search in GIF keyboard?-screenshot_20180914-100822_message-.jpg   Search in GIF keyboard?-screenshot_20180914-100830_message-.jpg   Search in GIF keyboard?-screenshot_20180914-100851_message-.jpg  
    09-14-2018 11:12 AM
  19. 2708's Avatar
    Here's how its done in the Galaxy 9s,
    First, when in whatpsapp, in the same space for typing, on your left appears an icon of a emoji (tap it) (on messenger you have to follow only this step [the icon of the face (emoji) is on your right), if the app is updated it's done automatically)

    Second, on the bottom of the screen you will find two icons one is for emojis and the second for gifs (tap Gifs)

    Third, the icon of a magnifier glass its on your left, tap it to use the keyboard to search the wanted gift AND THAS ALL

    For SMS its a little bit more dificult, i couldn't do it in the app of sms, so what i did was that Messenger gives you the option to use messenger also as your default message app so you could view, send or reply your texts in the messenger app, do that and you will be able to answer with gifs, stickers and others.
    09-18-2018 01:48 PM
  20. Aolelon's Avatar
    This is all I have, no search function.
    Attached Thumbnails Search in GIF keyboard?-screenshot_20180921-162707_messages.jpg   Search in GIF keyboard?-screenshot_20180921-162714_messages.jpg   Search in GIF keyboard?-screenshot_20180921-162722_messages.jpg  
    09-21-2018 05:30 PM
  21. mlblack16's Avatar
    I just figured this out on my phone... lol
    Ser screen shots!
    (Galaxy s8-- and also on hubs s8+)
    This looks like you're searching gifs through Verizon Message+ app? That's different from searching using the Samsung keyboard.

    For everyone struggling to get gifs to insert into texts on the stock Samsung Messaging app, try Gboard. It works great. Tap the emoji face at the bottom, then select gif and search at the top for the gif you want.
    09-21-2018 08:17 PM
  22. mercedes vazquez's Avatar
    I dont know if someone already posted this. But i had the same issue and.... all of a sudden my brain did what i was suppose to do previous the update. Just click on the emoji button and then it will give u the options of emoji and gif
    Attached Thumbnails Search in GIF keyboard?-20180925_112208.jpg   Search in GIF keyboard?-20180925_112235.jpg  
    09-25-2018 12:26 PM
  23. agettelf's Avatar
    Dear Samsung S9 users,

    This is what I've found to access your GIF keyboard. When you go to your texting app that SAMSUNG provided, not the Message+ app by Verizon, and open up a thread, there should be your "Enter message" bar. To the left is the "+" and to the right is the square smiley with the play button (pictured below). Click that square smiley with the play button, NOT the button underneath the "Enter message" that says "GIF" with a play button. It'll tell you that data rates may apply; press "OK" or whatever it says. Then two possible options will show up under the Enter message bar, Sitckers and GIFs. If you click GIFs, a Search box will appear and you can type in the type of GIF you're looking for. Pictures to show how it's done! Hope that helps.
    Search in GIF keyboard?-20181101_114643.jpgSearch in GIF keyboard?-20181101_114751.jpg
    11-01-2018 11:49 AM

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