1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    In the native samsung keyboard i cant seem to find where the search function is when looking at gifs. This is in all apps including whatsapp and the native test app. How do i search for gifs without having to download another keyboard like swift key. help!
    03-26-2018 05:20 AM
  2. nickf2005's Avatar
    Why cant i sear for gifs on my samsung s9+? there is not search function in the "write message box"-screenshot_20180326-094541_messages.jpg

    This is where is use the search within the native messaging app.
    tp72 likes this.
    03-26-2018 08:50 AM
  3. rubiefawcette's Avatar
    when I click on the icon you suggested there is no GIF option (i can access limited gifs through when the keyboard pops up). i get a screen with stickers but cant search those either. using samsung s9
    03-28-2018 02:50 PM
  4. Nunez7575's Avatar
    when I click on the icon you suggested there is no GIF option (i can access limited gifs through when the keyboard pops up). i get a screen with stickers but cant search those either. using samsung s9
    04-01-2018 03:41 PM
  5. Nunez7575's Avatar
    I have the same issue, it only allows me to pick from preselected titles fun,happy,omg,trending. No search tho
    04-01-2018 03:42 PM
  6. mlblack16's Avatar
    when you hit the square emoji in the text field box (as seen in the first screenshot above) it will pull up the column of stickers on left and gif on the right. Select the gif column and then you will see exactly what the screenshot shows, a floating search bar which stays fixed at top.
    thecomicbookandme likes this.
    04-17-2018 07:01 PM
  7. Micheala Piazzini's Avatar
    I have the same issue but when I hit the squar emoji to go to stickers it only says stickers. There is no GIF option on the right.
    04-28-2018 06:09 PM
  8. strikeIII's Avatar
    That's odd. It works on mine. I have an AT&T version.
    BerryBubbles likes this.
    04-28-2018 06:43 PM
  9. BerryBubbles's Avatar
    That's odd. It works on mine. I have an AT&T version.
    My layout is the same as yours, strikeIII & the gif search works. US T-Mobile version.
    strikeIII likes this.
    04-28-2018 08:28 PM
  10. gnovince's Avatar
    I can confirm, on Verizon and I do not have that symbol to search Gif's. A workaround I found is I hit that "Plus" symbol right before message box and then hit gif on bottom, then there's a search on top in upper right. I'm not sure if this workaround is because of the Textra app I'm using or on everyones?

    Edit: So after testing and switching to samsung messages that gif box was there. Message plus didn't have it or textra which I use now. So it must be what message app you use and not the keyboard
    05-12-2018 12:31 PM
  11. donebrasko's Avatar
    I'm using the Google keyboard
    05-12-2018 06:03 PM
  12. gelou's Avatar
    FIX- TEXTRA.. I had the same issue, but realised in textra you dont use the GIF on keyboard. I'll show you the steps to search GIFS =) Textra has their own search function.

    Follow these steps-
    1: go to textra and into a message you want to send a gif to,

    2: click on the plus logo on the left in the middle of screen next to message writing section

    3: go to GIF in the bottom right corner

    4: search and send =)
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    07-02-2018 04:10 PM
  13. DSM6855467's Avatar
    Same issue here. Galaxy S7 Edge, T-Mobile. Got a system update the other day and now the GIF search feature that used to be there is gone. When I first clicked the GIF, it said I had to agree to the giffy keyboard. That seems to be the problem. Not sure if that can be disabled or if the old functionality will come back.
    08-02-2018 12:31 PM
  14. boricuacaddy's Avatar
    On the T-mobile version, you have a Plus sign to the left of the search bar. click on that and it will give you the option of gif search.
    08-07-2018 08:39 AM
  15. wileybunch's Avatar
    On the T-mobile version, you have a Plus sign to the left of the search bar. click on that and it will give you the option of gif search.
    Not on mine -TMobile Galaxy S8Why cant i sear for gifs on my samsung s9+? there is not search function in the "write message box"-screenshot_20181230-172951_messenger.jpg
    12-30-2018 06:32 PM
  16. bbgpsuser's Avatar
    Not on mine -TMobile Galaxy S8Click image for larger version. 

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    The previous posts were discussing the native messaging app or the messaging app Textra.

    Your screenshot shows that you are in Facebook messenger and you have already clicked the "+" on the left hand side. To get to a gif search you would need to click in the text entry box to pop up the keyboard.
    12-30-2018 08:21 PM

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